While Tom Ford does appear briefly as a character played by Reeve Carney, the film House of Gucci isn’t really about Ford’s time at the house. Most of the action takes place in the decades before Ford arrived, when both the Gucci family and the Gucci label were in a bit of a free fall, but the common knowledge that Gucci’s best days lied ahead is central to the dramatic tension. Those days would eventually come when Ford was promoted to creative director in 1994, and quickly turned the Milanese label into an era-defining force in the late ’90s and early ’00s.
In the decade that Ford spent at the label, he’d go on to dress two Best Actress Oscar winners, champion Jennifer Lopez as a style icon long before others, and clothed Madonna for two of her most triumphant awards show nights. Here, a look back at the best Gucci red carpet moments from the Tom Ford era.