Guccio Gucci
Italian Fashion Designer  Fashion Designer Definitions  Gucci Brand Definition

By reading this fashion designers name, we assume you can determine the popular brand he founded.  Yes, he is the creator of the Gucci brand.

Guccio Gucci (March 1881 – January 1953) was an Italian-British businessman and fashion designer. He is most famously known for being the founder of the fashion house of Gucci.   He was born in Florence, Italy and has created one of the worlds most famous fashion designer brands.

As a teenager in the early 1900s, Guccio Gucci was a lift boy at the Savoy Hotel in London. Inspired by the elegant upper-class guests and by luggage companies such as H. J. Cave & Sons, he returned to Florence and started making travel bags and accessories. In 1921, he founded the House of Gucci in Florence as a small family-owned leather shop.  As a young man, he rapidly built a reputation for quality, hiring the best craftsmen he could find to work in his atelier.

He began selling leather bags to horsemen in the 1920s. 

In 1938, Gucci expanded his business to Rome and soon, his one-man business turned into a family business, when his sons Aldo, Vasco, Ugo and Rodolfo, a former actor, joined the company.

In 1951, Gucci opened their store in Milan and two years later, the company expanded overseas with the opening of the Manhattan store.

The rest is history.

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