Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. From its origins in the 1920s through to the late 1970s, the brand stayed loyal to its values of superior Italian craftsmanship and innovation, and as a result Gucci soon became the expression of Italian-made luxury.
Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Gucci’s reputation began to grow around the world thanks in large part to the “jet set”, socialites and celebrities, particularly from Hollywood, who wore the brand internationally. It was in the 1990s, under the creative direction of Tom Ford, that Gucci became synonymous with fashion and acquired the reputation of being a true fashion authority and leader.
Early in the new Millennium, against the backdrop of the world economic crisis, consumers once again began to turn to traditional luxury values. It was at this time that Gucci introduced its “Forever New” philosophy, emphasizing both its fashion authority and its Florentine heritage and craftsmanship.
At the beginning of 2015, Gucci embarked on the next chapter in its history, with the introduction of a new contemporary vision, which is re-establishing its reputation as one of the world’s most influential luxury fashion brands. Eclectic, romantic, and above all contemporary, Gucci is currently inventing a wholly modern approach to fashion and thereby redefining for the 21st century.