A Look Back on Tom Ford's Iconic Reign at Gucci

Gucci has been a star in the fashion universe lately thanks to the work of Alessandro Michele. Those new to the fashion world will find themselves lusting for a "common sense" t-shirt or marmot bag. Fashion bloggers worldwide made the marmot belt a classic wardrobe staple while they continue to cling to Gucci loafers for a touch of elegance in every look. However, there is no denying that the last time Gucci was shining this bright was under the direction of the wondrous Tom Ford. 

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With Tom Ford at the helm of Gucci in the early 1990s to early 2000s, the brand became a pillar of fashion iconicism. Ford's work at Gucci rivals Karl at Chanel or Heidi at Saint Laurent. What makes his success most evident is that Ford's talent led him to Gucci and on to his own all-inclusive label. One of the most talked about items of the Ford brand as of late has been the "Boys and Girls" lipstick line that challenges gender roles and leaves fabulous hues on everyone's lips. 

As the style of the '90s and early 2000s is on the upswing again, it is important to acknowledge Tom Ford as a pioneer of those style concepts. The Gucci label was one of the most successful brands of the time in implementing influential styles into their collections and subsequently the rest of the world. Gucci specifically did well with lamé, skinny belts, billowing shirts and all things sexy with the help of top model Kate Moss.

Here's a look at some of Ford's best work during his time at Gucci. Let us know what your favorite looks are in the comments below!