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Gucci Tom Ford Purple Silk Dress Runway F/W 2004 Look #27
It was the end of an era at Gucci—and for his final show, Tom Ford said adieu with glamorous evening wear and reworked designs that showcased some of his greatest hits as creative director for the Italian fashion house. “There is no doubt who the Gucci woman is: the embodiment of sexual confidence, burnished to a high gloss and bursting with predatory power,” wrote Sarah Moher for Vogue. “A symbolic figure of the past decade's hedonistic highs, she spike-heeled her way down a runway carpeted with pink fur, luxuriating in Ford's aesthetic one last time.”
As seen as look #27 on Liya Kebede on the 2004 Fall/Winter runway, this expertly tailored dress is sultry and elegant at once. Done in purple silk, the dress begins with a low-cut halter neckline and incredible bell sleeves that extend past the wrist for heightened drama.
Made of sheer chiffon, the sleeves are fitted at the upper arm and fall in pleats from a spiraling band of silk beneath each elbow, bringing volume and femininity to the tailored silhouette of the dress. The fitted peek-a boo-bodice features spiraling bands of silk interspersed with sections of sheer chiffon at the front, bringing a risqué element to the dress that is further enhanced by the asymmetric cut outs at the back of the bodice.
Size: 38 IT XS US
Bust: 31 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: 32 inches
The pleated chiffon skirt falls from a fitted V waistline that is edged in silk to a straight hem that flutters a few inches above the knee. The pleats extend from the waistline of the skirt outward, horizontally at first and then vertically, creating a beautiful textured spiral that creates the illusion of ruching across the hips.
The back of the dress features a horizontal band of silk down the center of the skirt, which further emphasizes the natural lines of the body. An excellent addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this sexy sheath dress is the perfect choice for a cocktail party or special occasion.
This vintage Gucci by Tom Ford dress is lined in silk at the skirt and has a halter closure at the back of the neck and a concealed side zip. In very good condition with light wear, this dress has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.