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The name of Guccio Gucci is as big as the international fashion industry. Know more about Guccio Gucci collection and his life history.

Guccio Gucci

Birth: 1881
Place of birth: Italy
Couture line: Gucci (GG)

The vision to make it big in the country had enlightened a spark in Guccio Gucci who made his strength as a craftsman his biggest asset. Though he had a humble beginning but it earned him a lot of reputation and made the brand a globally recognized one. The aim to provide luxury has been well met all these years as the brand continuously savors to provide it to its regular clients and the new ones.

Early Life
Gucci was born in the year 1881 in the Italy's northern manufacturing region. He was the son of an Italian merchant. He started the House of Gucci as a small family owned leather saddlery shop in 1906. Being an excellent craftsman he stated selling leather bag to the horsemen in 1920. Manufacturing high-quality products he soon started gaining reputation for his work and started hiring people to work in his small organization. But the expansion plans were on cards and Gucci expanded his business to the capital, Rome in 1938 where he opened his first retail outlet. The business which was solely handled by him turned out to be a family affair as all his sons joined the company. In 1951 Gucci further expanded his business to Milan where he opened his store and a couple of years later in Manhattan.

Promotions and Success
House of Gucci is an Italian iconic fashion and leather good items. It is one of the most famous and prestigious brands known globally. It was one of the premier manufacturing leather good suppliers. It also holds a Guinness Book of World Record for one of its apparel collection called "Genius Jeans" which were priced at $3,134. The organization has also won many awards. Some of the prestigious awards won by the organization are:
  • VH1/Vogue Best New Designer (1995)
  • Designer of the Year (1996)
  • CFDA International Designer of the Year (1996)
  • Elle Style Awards' Style Icon Award (2000)
  • British GQ International Man of the Year Award (2000)
  • Time's Best Fashion Designer (2001)
  • GQ Designer of the Year (2001)
  • First Annual Fashion Design Achievement Award at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's National Design Awards (2003)
The brand also occupied 46th position in the Business Week magazine which featured Top 100 Brands chart in 2007.

Brand and Clientele
The brand started as the manufacturer of leather products and has subsequently extended its shores to manufacturing wallet, clothing, jewellery, watches and much more. The brand has its headquarters in Florence, Paris, London and New York. The brand is adored by likes of people such as Hollywood actress Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. They also have their stores all around the globe to cater to the needs of the people, giving them a taste of luxury products from the brand.