Gucci Museum pays tribute to Tom Ford
GUCCI Museum in Florence has dedicated two of its rooms to former creative director Tom Ford, looking back on the way in which the designer brought the label into the 21st century.
Mr. Ford is credited with imbuing Gucci with a provocative look, and these spaces celebrate that, with sensual décor surrounding the designer’s ready-to-wear and accessories. These museum additions are something of a personal tribute, as Gucci’s current creative director Alessandro Michele was hired by Mr. Ford to join the brand in 2002.
Mr. Ford became something of a mentor to Mr. Michele during his time as his boss, and Mr. Michele is forthcoming with his admiration for the house’s earlier design head.
The rooms were unveiled on June 16 during a book signing for a new Gucci tome “Epiphany.” Ensuring the fashion crowd was in town, the event coincided with Pitti Uomo, the men’s fashion week in Florence.
Mr. Michele himself curated the looks on display, picking outfits from runway shows that were the most iconic and influential for the house under Mr. Ford’s direction. These defining moments from the ‘90s and early 2000s not only changed the face of Gucci, but shook up existing notions.