When it comes to high-end fashion brands, Gucci is usually one of the first that comes to mind. From the iconic Gucci belts to the luxurious handbags, even if you can’t afford these items, you have to admit that everything Gucci is absolutely stunning. Check out our list of 15 interesting facts about Gucci that may just make you love the brand even more!
1. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921 in Florence, Tuscany.
2. Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill’s style and accessories were an inspiration for Gucci.
3. In 1953, the very first US Gucci store opened in New York making this the first Italian luxury brand to come to the United States.
4. Also in 1953, Guccio Gucci passed away. (Cause of death not listed)
5. Gucci’s sons Vasco, Aldo, Ugo, and Rodolfo all worked for Gucci with Rodolfo being the manager of the firm. Then in the ’80s, Rodolfo had transferred management over to his son Maurizio.
6. Maurizio Gucci was murdered in 1995 by a hitman his wife, Patrizia Reggiani hired.
7. The famous GG logo wasn’t created until 1960, after Guccis passing.
8. The Gucci “Genius Jeans” have made Guinness World Records for being the worlds most expensive pair of jeans costing over $3,000 back in the late ’90s. This record has been defeated by Levi’s.
9. The signature red and green bands of Gucci were created during the Second World War. Also during this time, Gucci used canvas and silk instead of leather due to a shortage of materials.
10. Tom Ford was the artistic director for Gucci from 1994 to 2005.
11. The famous ‘Jackie O’ shoulder bag worn by Jackie Kennedy was designed by Gucci.
12. So were Grace Kelly’s beautiful silk scarves and Liz Taylor’s popular hobo bag.
13. There is a Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy where you could find a café, a bookstore, and many of Gucci’s best products.
14. As of December of 2014, Marco Bizzarri, a former financial advisor, took the role of CEO of Gucci.
15. Gucci is ranked #36 on Forbes Worlds Most Valuable Brands List and ranked #60 for Best Employers for New Grads list.
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