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Dress

Design House:
Gucci (Italian, founded 1921)
Designer:
Tom Ford (American, born 1961)
Date:
spring/summer 2003
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Gucci, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.442
Not on view
Current notions of classical dress are based on the original variations and manipulations of antique models, the twentieth-century adaptation of ancient methods to modern forms, and, in this example, the mythic iconography that accrued to the original styles over time by artistic convention. The body-exposing drape of Tom Ford's gown is easily associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
Marking: [label] "GUCCI / MADE IN ITALY"
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