Minimalist Fall 2001 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway Look 21 Cashmere & Leather Sleek Black Coat

This is a fantastic Gucci coat from the Fall 2001 season. Its twin in a pale pink was worn on the runway by Karolina Kurkova for Look 21. I love that you can see how fantastic it is on and moving in the photos and in the video that we have for it. During this time period Tom Ford was the Creative Director and was breathing new life into the label. He was known for his slick and simple yet still sexy silhouettes that often highlighted every curve of a woman's body. He took over the label in 1994 and his presence was a game changer. His modern take revived the label and brought in a younger audience. In 2001 he was on the top of his game and everyone who was anyone was wearing Gucci. This is a great example of what he was doing during this time period. 

As good as the coat is in the pink colour of the runway I think the black makes it far easier to wear and style with more things. The black also gives it a bit more longevity since the pink would be so easily marked. The fabric is a rich luxurious cashmere that is fantastic to the touch. The lines of the coat are very simple and it is classic Tom Ford in feel. The coat zips up the side with a zipper that has a textured leather panel on either side of that chunky zipper. The zipper is double ended so you can open it from the neck or choose to open it from the bottom to create a slit if you want to show a bit of a leg. It is so well-made and the silhouette is so classic that I think you could wear this as either a coat layered over other things or on its own. The collar is high and and it is meant to be worn sitting up to frame the neck. It snaps into place just above the zipper with two hidden set snaps. You can also unsnap and fold it down. The sleeves are long and slim with a slight tapering in towards the waist. The shoulders have slight shaping but with very soft padding and the body of the coat falls in a fairly straight column. It skims past the bust, waist and hips and there are hidden pockets along the seams of each side. It is phenomenal. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in the slightly textured black lining that you see in Gucci pieces from this time and zips to close at the front as described above. The neckline closes with two hidden set snaps. Pockets on each hip and very light minimal padding in each shoulder.

Sleeves: 24.5" and 12" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Total length: 42" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4718

Reference Photos/Video: Fall 2001 Gucci, Look 21. Model Karolina Kurkova.

All items are thoroughly checked over before shipping. Unless noted everything in our shop has been professionally cleaned. All sales are final. Overseas clients will be emailed to obtain agreement to our final sales policy before the order is shipped as per our return policy.

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.