Top 10 Interesting Facts About Gucci
Gucci is a much-desired brand in the wardrobe of every fashionista. And, it is not just a Gucci bag that is a wardrobe essential, every season a Gucci bag makes an appearance in the list of the must-have for the season.
Well, the Italian brand that is synonymous with luxury and vintage appeal has equally interesting facts stacked up its sleeves. Here we present the top 10 facts that all the Gucci lovers must know:
- Early Inspiration from English Nobility
Guccio Gucci was inspired by the elegant and the tasteful English nobility in London that led to the creation of the brand that we know as Gucci today.
- Origin of the Signature Hardware Design
During the early days, a large customer base of the brand was aristocrats who loved horse riding and were in the lookout for stylish riding gears. So, horse riding became another inspiration for the founder and till date we see the stirrups and the horse bits in the signature hardware designs.
- Material Shortage Led to Introduction of Canvas
The signature red and green band of the brand that is seen in several collections was developed during the World War II. At that time, there was a shortage of material and this led the Gucci team to use cotton canvas instead of leather.
- Iconic Loafers at Museum of Modern Art in New York
It was as early as 1932 that the iconic Gucci loafers were designed. The original models of the footwear are also the only ones that are on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
- Experimental Bamboo Handle Becomes Brand’s Signature
It was once again the shortage of materials that led the Gucci team to use only stuff that they could procure in the 1940s. Their experiment with the bamboo led to the creation of the brand’s greatest achievements that is the Bamboo Shopper, which is popular till date.
- Flora Scarf Designed for Princess Grace of Monaco
It was in 1966 that Rodolfo Gucci, son of Gucci’s founder, who designed the Flora print scarf. It was designed for Grace Kelly.
- Jeans Enters in Guinness World Records Book as Most Expensive Style
In 1998, the stylish jeans from Gucci made it to the Guinness World Records Book as the most expensive style ever sold. It was sold for a handsome $3, 134 in Milan.
- First New York Store Opened in 1953
In the year 1953, Gucci opened its first store in New York. The Italian luxury goods brand had its regular customers like Grace Kelly, who visited the store.
- First Runway Show in Florence
It was in the year 1981 that Gucci had its first runway show in Florence.
- First Brand to Host Runway Show at Westminster Abbey
Gucci is the first fashion brand to stage its collection at the Westminster Abbey. The pre-spring/summer 2017 collection was showcased in June at the historic location in London