Gucci is era-defining in its appeal, continuing to weave an innovative thread through its revered runway shows and, in turn, women's wardrobes across the globe. Always driving forward, yet with a respect for its past, Gucci’s foundation lies in key House codes from the archives – think signature webbing on women’s Gucci trainers, logo hardware on Gucci sunglasses and re-imagined prints across everything from ready-to-wear separates to slides and sandals. At the centre of it all? Gucci handbags. Whether it’s a Gucci cross-body bag – the Ophidia or Blondie, perhaps – or the trend-driving Marmont (and co-ordinating Gucci purse), one thing is clear: the Gucci spirit continues to reign supreme.
70 years of the Gucci horsebit is an occasion worth marking: re-introducing the Horsebit Chain. 20 years since it first appeared in Tom Ford’s Autumn/Winter 2003 collection, the bag is reprised from the archives in myriad finishes and colours, with the maxi design putting the brand’s legacy hardware front and centre.
To own a Gucci bag (heirloom or new season) is to be a member of a unique and global club, endorsed by celebrities and accessories aficionados alike. Au courant creations – Jackie 1961, Horsebit 1955 and Blondie, to name a few – share their stage with archival motifs and insignia, from the GG Supreme monogrammed canvas to the signature horsebit and lock hardware.
What better way to celebrate 70 years of the Gucci horsebit than by dipping a toe into its collection of Horsebit Loafers? Introduced in 1953 to reflect the Gucci clientele's love of all things equestrian, the hardware has become synonymous with all things Gucci, with the loafer sitting at the heart of the story. See the House code across GG Supreme canvas, suede and leather styles presented in chunky iterations or the more streamlined Jordaan silhouette.
When each creation is as beautiful as the last, it’s impossible not to collect the full line-up of Gucci Beauty icons. Start with the colour-rich range of lipsticks, diverse foundation shades and flawless compact powders in vintage-inspired cases before moving onto colour-pop nail varnishes, blush and eyeshadow palettes.