Bella Hadid Wears That Mythical Tom Ford-era Gucci Dress


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Some Tom Ford-era Gucci clothes are harder than others to find, but Bella Hadid has shown up on the Cannes red carpet in one of the rarest pieces. At the premiere of Les Bonnes Étoiles, the model opted for a curve-skimming white dress from the fall 1996 collection complete with a hip cut-out that revealed a metal buckle. Originally, the garment made its debut on none other than a smoldering Carolyn Murphy. It’s not surprising that Hadid would wear archival Gucci—this is the latest in a long line of vintage that she’s been donning for Cannes—but it is notable that she’s in a dress so covetable and rare.

This specific dress has lived on as the stuff of legend within vintage communities. I myself have searched and searched to no avail. The iterations I have found are priced at $15,000 and upwards. (No thanks!) Vintage dealer Olivia Haroutounian once told me she had found it but alas the piece was too damaged to purchase.

Now, expect the remaining dresses to sell out–and for the prices on pieces from Ford’s collections to increase after yet another celebrity endorsement. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner both had a streak wearing the designer back in 2018, which created a mad-dash. The industry seems to follow, too: A few months later, after the Kardashian-Jenner moment, vintage store James Veloria held a Tom Ford-era Gucci curated sale, further increasing the fervor around the pieces.

As for this time around? Better put alerts on for Tom Ford-era Gucci.

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