Some Tom Ford-era Gucci clothes are harder than others to find, but Bella Hadid has shown up on the Cannes red carpet in one of the rarest pieces. At the premiere of Les Bonnes Étoiles, the model opted for a curve-skimming white dress from the Fall 1996 collection complete with a hip cut-out that revealed a metal buckle from the archive of Lab2022. Originally, the garment made its debut on none other than a smoldering Carolyn Murphy. It’s not surprising that Hadid would wear archival Gucci—this is the latest in a long line of vintage that she’s been donning for Cannes—but it is notable that she’s in a dress so covetable and rare.
This specific dress has lived on as the stuff of legend within vintage communities. I myself have searched and searched to no avail. The iterations I have found are priced at $15,000 and upwards. Vintage dealer Olivia Haroutounian once told me she had found it but alas the piece was too damaged to purchase.
Now, expect the remaining dresses to sell out–and for the prices on pieces from Ford’s collections to increase after yet another celebrity endorsement. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner both had a streak wearing the designer back in 2018, which created a mad dash for the product. The industry seems to follow, too: A few months later, after the Kardashian-Jenner moment, vintage store James Veloria held a Tom Ford-era Gucci curated sale, further increasing the fervor around the pieces.
As for this time around? Better put alerts on for Tom Ford-era Gucci.
Originally published in Vogue.com
Each day, Cannes Film Festival gives fashion enthusiasts a new red carpet look to decode, and one of the most exciting ensembles seen in the past 24 hours has got to be that of Sara Sampaio’s. In case you missed it, the Portuguese model is currently in France, spending her time by the French Riviera enjoying the very best of the annual festival. Last night, Sampaio walked the red carpet in a striking Zuhair Murad gown that stood out for all the right reasons. Check out her ruby red look below.
Sara Sampaio’s red Zuhair Murad gown featured a thigh-high slit
Crafted in a rich shade of cherry red, Sara Sampaio’s Zuhair Murad gown was one for the books. For her evening at Cannes Film Festival, the Lebanese designer dressed the model in a strapless number that came with a fitted bodice and flowing skirt, complete with a risqué thigh-high slit. Adding more drama to Sampaio’s outfit was its cascading cape, which billowed out behind her as she walked.
Keeping with the palette of her stunning ensemble, the model opted for red velvet heels by Jimmy Choo, and completed her Pretty Woman-esque look with a sparkling diamond neckpiece and elegant earrings by Messika.
To add a romantic touch to her all-red outfit, Sara Sampaio had her deep brown locks pulled back from her face with braids, and opted for a fresh, natural makeup look. If you’ve got a big celebration on the cards and love to make a statement, a bold red number like hers is just the ticket.
After serving up a showstopping style moment on her first red carpet for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Fatima Al Banawi took Vogue Arabia behind the scenes of her next red carpet appearance of the week. While a holographic caped dress by Rami Kadi was the Saudi actor and filmmaker’s choice for the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, this time, she stepped out in a lilac frothy-hemmed number by another Lebanese designer, Georges Chakra, and Cartier jewelry.
Watch how she glammed up for the evening, made her dress selection, and more, in the video above.
Production and art direction: Alessandra Tomaso