Ga-Ga for Gucci
When one thinks of Italy one thinks pasta, wine, pasta, and Gucci (not necessarily in that order). Guccio Gucci founded his specialty leather store in Florence, Italy in 1921; where the Flagship Gucci store still stands today. During the 1930’s Guccio’s designs were inspired by his love of horse racing, and the equestrian lifestyle that inspired so many of the great designers of that time. Turning his passion into fashion, he created the iconic Gucci horse bit and stirrup shaped hardware the brand is still known for today. In 1953 Guccio’s sons expanded the Gucci empire globally. Opening locations in Paris, London, and New York.
From 1994- 2005 Tom Ford led as Creative Director, putting Gucci back on the map as a contemporary luxury label with the same pristine quality of the eponymous fashion house. In 1999, Kering bought Gucci and several other luxury brands such as, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Stella McCartney, forming the Gucci Group.
After a long line of Creative Directors and designers, the brand seems to have struck gold in 2015 with the appointment of current Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The man responsible for the mass-resurgence we’re seeing of Gucci today from the runway to the streets.
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