Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Gucci and Getty Images
Gwyneth Paltrow in a red velvet tuxedo 25 years apart, with the left photo from 2021 and the other from 1996
The tuxedo as seen in the 'Gucci Aria' collection

There are a few styling cardinal sins that you don’t do as a Hollywood A-lister. On the top of that list is wearing the same thing twice. Well, in the case of Gwyneth Paltrow’s appearance at Gucci’s Hollywood love fest of a fashion show called Gucci Love Parade, which was held at Hollywood Boulevard, the 49-year-old Oscar winner gave us a déjà vu moment bordering on breaking that aforementioned styling sin several times over. You see, she wore a red velvet tuxe that looked oddly familiar, one that had everyone hitting up Google search for that exact same outfit worn by the same individual. The unforgiving treasure trove called the internet will show that Paltrow wore the hell out of that red velvet suit – created during Tom Ford’s reign at Gucci – when she hit the VMAs in ’96. But don’t be silly, Paltrow didn’t just pick out the look from storage and sent it to the dry cleaners just to toy with us and ignite a viral moment. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele was behind this masterstroke as he hacked that memory to create a fresh fit that was shown earlier this year via its Gucci Aria collection (the question is whether he had Paltrow in mind for the look all along). Such re-creations even skirt the hard-to-please Hollywood dress code rules which can be unforgiving. Just don’t be surprised if the Goop founder wore this look 25 years from now, because as far as we know, great fashion pieces live on in our memories and hearts forever.

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