Gucci, another known designer has styled many of our celeb counterparts for many major events. Whether its the signature red, black & green design, or the interlocking G’s, Gucci is simply fab! More & more stars are wearing it, however, some can overdo it. For example, Soldier Boy on the BET red carpet. Someone needed to yank him up for doing Gucci such a dishonor.
Before you can appreciate the designer, you must first know their history. The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci, is an Italian iconic fashion and leather goods label. It was founded by Guccio Gucci (b.1881 – d.1953) in Florence in 1921. Gucci is considered one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world. The House of Gucci belongs to the French conglomerate company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR).
Gucci generated circa US$7.7 billion worldwide of revenue in 2007 according to BusinessWeek magazine and recofirmed it 46th position of the previous year in the magazine’s annual “Top 100 Brands” chart.For this reason Gucci is the second biggest-selling fashion brand after LVMH. Most importantly Gucci is the biggest-selling Italian brand in the world. Gucci operates about 425 stores worldwide and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.
The House of Gucci (pronounced Guchi) was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. In 1938, Gucci expanded and a boutique was opened in Rome. Guccio was responsible for designing many of the company’s most notable products. In 1947, Gucci introduced the bamboo handle handbag, which is still a company mainstay. During the 1950s, Gucci also developed the trademark striped webbing, which was derived from the saddle girth, and the suede moccasin with a metal bit.
Gucci remained one of the premier luxury goods establishments in the world until the late 1970s, when a series of disastrous business decisions and family quarrels brought the company to the verge of bankruptcy. At the time, brothers Aldo and Rodolfo controlled equal 50% shares of the company, though contributed less to the company than he and his sons did. In 1979, Aldo developed the Gucci Accessories Collection, or GAC, intended to bolster the sales for the Gucci Parfums sector, which his sons controlled. GAC consisted of small accessories, such as cosmetic bags, lighters, and pens, which were priced at considerably lower points than the other items in the company’s accessories catalogue. Aldo relegated control of Parfums to his son Roberto in an effort to weaken Rodolfo’s control of the overall operations of the company. (wikipedia)
Please be aware of the impostors. They are the DEVIL! Folks, if you can’t afford the real deal, or your baller won’t treat you, do yourself a favor; stop teasing yourself! That’s with Gucci or any other prominent designer.
What more can I say? From the bags, shoes, clothes, Gucci can win me over any day. Tell ’em walk a mile in your shoes, but first let them know they’re GUCCI!
Hysteria Top-Handle Bag ($1,995)
Jockey Hobo ($1,295)
Babouska Studded Sandal ($1,295)
Horsebit Boot ($995)
Crocodile-Strap Watch ($5,390)
Gucci Bracelet ($550)