NEW YORK — Tom Ford knows a thing or two about sizzle. And in his resort collection for Gucci, he is emphasizing sex appeal, doing short dresses, slim skirts and sheer tops, all with delicate handbraided and woven details. “It was a continuation of fall,” he says. “But now the handwork is more evident.” And the mini lengths? “I love short dresses for evening.” Here, Gucci’s silk jersey dress.

This story first appeared in the June 17, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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