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Kim Kardashian's intense interest in Tom Ford-era Gucci appeared on her Instagram feed earlier in the week, with her latest post showing off a rather iconic whale tail from the highly respected fashion brand.

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While designer Alessandra Michele has been admirably keeping Gucci in the race for one of the hottest fashion houses during her reign, Tom Ford's work throughout the 90s and early 2000s caught the eye of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters in particular. He was known for his Milan-inspired sleekness and sophistication, with one of his most famous pieces being the Gucci Logo male thong.

Ford initially featured the male undergarment, which was seen as a tad taboo in the fashion world, in his 1997 Spring collection where it garnered a slew of think pieces from journalism outlets such as Vanity Fair, The Guardian, and The Independent. Ford's collection jolted the thong into a the circles of high-fashion, no longer deemed a faux pas (if a bit trashy).

The 21 year old thong was featured in an art exhibit entitled "Reigning Men" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts in the summer of 2015 and now resides as part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.