Gucci

Fashion Designer

Leather and luxury goods house Gucci was founded in Florence by Guccio Gucci in 1921. Known for its interlocking 'G' monogram, Gucci expanded its operations to New York in the early 1950s, as 'riviera' glamour was brought back from Italy by American tourists.

1994 saw Texan designer Tom Ford take the helm at the house, overseeing all aspects of the brand. Inspired by the louche and exotic sensual glamour of the 1970s and incorporating a modern and sleek sexuality to his ready-to-wear collections for women and men, Gucci experienced a renaissance, both creative and financial. In 2004, Ford was succeeded by Frida Giannini, who oversaw women's and men's ready-to-wear until late 2014.

In 2015, the relatively unknown designer Alessandro Michele took over as creative director. Michele's eclectic aesthetic has returned Gucci to its place in public consciousness, the house seeing an impressive period of growth since Michele's appointment.

Leather and luxury goods house Gucci was founded in Florence by Guccio Gucci in 1921. Known for its interlocking 'G' monogram, Gucci expanded its operations to New York in the early 1950s, as 'riviera' glamour was brought back from Italy by American tourists.

1994 saw Texan designer Tom Ford take the helm at the house, overseeing all aspects of the brand. Inspired by the louche and exotic sensual glamour of the 1970s and incorporating a modern and sleek sexuality to his ready-to-wear collections for women and men, Gucci experienced a renaissance, both creative and financial. In 2004, Ford was succeeded by Frida Giannini, who oversaw women's and men's ready-to-wear until late 2014.

In 2015, the relatively unknown designer Alessandro Michele took over as creative director. Michele's eclectic aesthetic has returned Gucci to its place in public consciousness, the house seeing an impressive period of growth since Michele's appointment.

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