September 27, 1999
Sex sells, and no one knows that better than Tom Ford, who declared that Spring 2000 was about "Farrah Fawcett and Blondie, with a touch of Gwyneth Paltrow." Indeed, Gucci's catwalk sizzled with glamorous vixens swathed in python prints, leather trainer pants and sparkling jersey dressesa movie star's dream wardrobe, circa 1979. This is certainly not the time to be shy with your clothing. Ford also showed leather jumpsuits, fitted pants with flared legs, strappy bathing suits with barely-there running shorts, and super-shiny shirts worn unbuttoned under fitted jackets. Bright-pink hosiery, stone-encrusted sandals and oversized sunglasses underscored the rock-star dimension of the unbridled glamfest.