Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Happy 90th birthday Gucci!

Happy Birthday Gucci

The house of Gucci turns 90 today !, it may have presented the world with such icons as the bamboo top handle bag, the Jackie, interlocking GG's and snaffle bit loafers, but my love for Gucci and my earliest friendship started at the tender age of 15 as I remember my very first pair of Gucci trainers with the iconic red and green stripe a signifier of Gucci’s strong equestrian roots, I had a matching GG Belt bag, How cool was I....;)

Gucci, located in Florence, was founded in 1923 by Guccio Gucci, which has been the most largest Italian fashion group today. Besides fashion clothing, Gucci is also involved in designing handbags, shoes, watches, home accessories, pet supplies, scarves, neckties, perfumes and so on!

During late 40's to 60's in last century, Gucci has promoted a string of classic products such as the bamboo handle bag, horsebit loafers and printed scarves. All Gucci products are made from the finest materials, which has helped Gucci win many fans throughout the years from many celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren, to name a few. Well done Gucci I say, for creating such beautiful timeless elegant pieces, congratulations on your birthday!

Sophia Loren - Stylist Magazine
Gucci Spring 2011

A little bit of intresting reading for you!
The Horsebit-
The horsebit was first written into Gucci’s vocabulary in the Fifties, when it was used on heavy tan leather saddle-stitched handbags. Since then, the horsebit has been both miniaturised and maximised as hardware; luxuriously schemed into embossed or burned-out surfaces on leather suede and velvet; turned into repeat patterns printed on silk and sculpted into the components of precious jewellery.