Well it only took 90 years but Gucci finally took the plunge and built itself a lovely “little” Museum to showcase the historic rise and iconic fashion of its legendary company. The Gucci label as we know it started quite simply when Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci became fascinated with high-end luggage when he worked as a busboy at the Savoy Hotel in London. Not one to let an opportunity or a vision go un-inspired Guccio started designing his own line of high end luggage. The rest as they say is history.
Today, Gucci is an International Brand known worldwide for a wide variety of luxury items from luggage to timepieces to designer fashion. Speaking of Gucci fashion…Oh, how that label has evolved from the interlocking signature G’s to that of Red Carpet Royalty wearing gown after gown of Gucci Glamour.
An interesting little side note: Did you know that at one time Guccio’s son-Aldo, designed a limited edition 1979 Cadillac Seville. The car is decorated with the Gucci signature green and red stripes (natch) and monogrammed with the brand’s infamous GG monogram. It still runs. Who knew????
The Gucci Museum is located in Florence Italy (the birthplace of Gucci) and will have changing themes throughout the year highlighting various items of the label. When in Florence, I highly recommend checking out this magnificent homage to the legendary label.
Where it all started…Gucci Luggage