Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gucci Celebrates 90 Years

Gucci Museum Opens in Florence Pictures, Images and Photos
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  Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, The House of Gucci celebrates its 90th birthday this year.  What better way to mark the occasion than by honoring the company's history with the grand opening of a museum.  Gucci Museo opens this week to the public in Florence, Italy in the Piazza della Signora.

  Gucci President and CEO, Patrizio di Marco told Women's Wear Daily, "...the museum is an homage to the city.  Although Gucci is a truly international company, we are a Florentine success story."  Gucci's commitment to preserving the art and culture of Florence is evident in its commitment to donate 50 percent of ticket sales to support restoring artistic monuments in the city.

  Celebrities and industry people were invited to the private party on Monday celebrating the museum's grand opening.  Vogue magazine's Anna Wintour was on hand for the exciting occasion.

Photo by Andrea Delbo (wwd.com)

  The museum features the many iconic pieces that have fueled the Gucci brand over the years.  Items displayed include leather luggage, several styles of bamboo handle bags, evening gowns, an exhibit showcasing the evolution of the Gucci logo and the limited edition 1979 Cadillac Seville that was designed by Aldo Gucci, the founder's son.

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