Earlier this week, Halsey stepped out in a pair of slinky trousers with an overlay of mesh shorts; up top, she wore a Tom Ford-era Gucci tank top. But this wasn’t just any run-of-the-mill commercial tank top from Ford’s reign at the Italian house. No, this was an extremely limited edition piece—a rayon-viscose clingy black tank top (also in white) that comes with two flossy leather straps affixed with a modernist silver G buckle. On the runway, the piece was styled with a matching skirt that also included the embedded leather straps. The original price tag shows that this piece retailed for $980 as part of the spring/summer 1998 collection at Gucci. Halsey’s stylist Lyn Alyson took to Instagram to credit Tab Vintage for helping her source it—and for anyone who wants to buy their own version of this piece, you may want to check out Tab Vintage before it sells out.
But Halsey isn’t the first pop star to be photographed in this top, and Melanie Jayne Chisholm, better known under the pseudonym Sporty Spice as Mel C, originally wore it in the January 1998 issue of American Vogue. Nonetheless, Camilla Nickerson, the sittings editor of the shoot, took some liberties with Chisholm by placing her inside back so that the silver G buckles were facing front.
Halsey’s most recent fashion moment in Tom Ford-era Gucci is not its first among celebrities. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid wore an incredibly hard-to-find dress from the autumn/winter 1996 collection: a curve-skimming white dress that featured a cut-out at the waist that artfully showed a pair of underwear with a metal buckle. Of course, this isn’t the first time that celebrities have been opting for the saucy years of Gucci. In 2018, the Kardashian-Jenners made a splash on Instagram wearing Tom Ford-era pieces from the runway. As for this Halsey moment and Hadid’s debut? Well, expect these rare pieces to become even harder to come by.