Rihanna Wore the Tom Ford–Era Gucci Bag That's Coming Back in a Major Way


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If you're ever wondering what the next It item is, just scroll through a few recent Rihanna outfits. Without fail, the singer-turned-beauty-entrepreneur always seems to wear the pieces that are seconds away from a viral takeover, whether it's a Loewe rugby shirt or a Miu Miu crystal two-piece. For proof, just look at one of her most recent ensembles, an all-red, skin-tight Alaïa combo that she wore to go out in New York City with A$AP Rocky following their recent rendezvous in Paris together. But while the color of the look is certainly having a moment RN, that wasn't the most of-the-times aspect of the outfit. 

Instead, it was the matching red clutch Rihanna carried that we should really take note of. The Gucci bag features the Italian house's signature logo print as well as an oversize Horsebit clasp. The style is vintage from Tom Ford's time as Gucci's creative director in the 1990s and early 2000s, though it was recently remastered by the brand for its fall/winter 2023 collection. No, unfortunately, the new version isn't out yet. However, the secondhand market is packed with vintage styles from its original heyday. Below, see Rihanna's date-night look and shop the Gucci bag that's about to blow up. 


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On Rihanna: Alaïa top and pants; Gucci clutch; Saint Laurent New Nuit Crystal-Embellished Patent-Leather Sandals ($1190)

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.