Tom Ford’s kimono-inspired Spring/Summer 2003 collection for Gucci was so sex-ay! I always wanted one of the printed mini dresses. In case you’re looking for a gift for me, one of the dresses has turned up on 1stdibs.com.
The cut-out back reminds me of back of the Fiorucci dress I loved so much in the ’80s.
That dress looks VERY mini on model Frankie Rayder, but I’m 6″ shorter than her so I’m confident the dress would cover my panties, which is a quality I like in a dress these days. I didn’t always care about that kind of thing. Some of my old skirts didn’t even show up in photos.
There was a controversial ad associated with this Gucci collection. Remember what NSFW means?
The ad showed model Carmen Kass pulling her panties down to reveal Gucci’s trademark “G” shaved into her pubic hair.
The image, shot by Mario Testino and published in the February 2003 issue of British Vogue, drew the ire of the tabloid press (gotta love how the sleaziest publications suddenly cry “offensive” and “sexist” when it suits them), but the advertising watchdog organization declined to ban the ad. I can’t remember what I thought of it at the time, but looking at it now, I think, “Meh. It’s just hair. I’ve seen worse on USAir’s Twitter feed.” That’s not to say that Tom Ford has never bothered me with unnecessary nudity. He has, though still not as much as the naked man I saw on the street one winter night. Read all about that in this 2009 post.