This week the lovely folk at Gucci invited me along to their Mayfair HQ to check out a very special new exhibit. As I learnt at the Gucci Museum during their bloggers trip earlier this year, the brand has an absolutely incredible history. It’s hard to believe that only 90 years have passed since Guccio Gucci (amazing name… possibly what I’ll call my first born child) opened his first, small store in Florence. Now one of the most powerful and prestigious fashion houses in the world, Gucci has produced everything from bespoke cars to Red Carpet gowns, but most famous of all are its handbags. Therefore it seems fitting that exhibit in question is a celebration of its three most iconic styles and the equally iconic women who inspired them. “Icons of Heritage” focuses on the ’Jackie’, the ‘Bamboo’ and the ‘Stirrup’, displaying handbags thrice my age from the brand’s archives while accompanying videos showcase the expert craftsmanship that goes in to making them. There are also some truly stunning snaps of Jackie O et al toting their now-legendary bags.
The exhibit is free of charge and currently in the Bond Street store, definitely well worth a visit!
Love Ella. X