5 Gucci Facts You Never Knew
Gucci is one of the world's most beloved brands, known for its innovative and timeless designs. And in recent years, it feels like it's been just about everywhere. But how much do you really know about the brand? We've assembled five facts we bet you never knew about Gucci below. It's time to test your knowledge and then share with your friends. You know, to prove how smart you are.
Scroll down to learn some fascinating facts about Gucci!
Guccio Gucci began his small leather goods and luggage company in Florence, Italy, in 1921. He had previously worked at the famed Savoy Hotel in London, and this experience inspired him to bring the taste of the English nobility into the goods he created.
Gucci's first big clients were, as the brand says, "horse-riding aristocrats," and they clamored for equestrian gear. This is where the brand's famed horsebit detail comes from.
When Italy was under a fascist dictatorship in the 1940s, leather was difficult to come by, so the company experimented with other materials like linen and burnished cane. The burnished cane bag, also known as the bamboo bag, became so popular that it's still produced today.
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Gucci Bamboo Shopper Tote in Rose Beige ( $2870 )
The now-famous flora-print silk scarf was first made as a personal request from none other than Grace Kelly in 1966. Gucci had artist Kris Knight reimagine the print for the Cruise 2015 collection, but its other iterations are still available.
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Gucci Silk New Flora Print Carré ( $545 )
The Gucci moccasin, with its signature horsebit detail, was added to the collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1985.
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