Guccio Gucci Biography
Birthday: March 26, 1881 (Aries)
Born In: Florence
Guccio Gucci was a famous fashion designer from Florence, Italy, and the founder of the world-renowned fashion brand ‘Gucci.’ His father was a humble leather craftsman. Guccio traveled to Paris and London to make a living. There, he was greatly influenced by the sophistication and style that he saw while working as a liftboy at the ‘Savoy Hotel.’ He returned to Italy and started helping his father make saddles and leather travel bags. As the demand for saddles reduced, he ventured into making various other accessories to keep his business going. He founded ‘Gucci’ as a family business and successfully combined the sophistication he had witnessed abroad with the craftsmanship of Italy. His brand became famous soon, and people from all over the world came to Florence to purchase items from him. He expanded his business to Rome and involved his sons in running the company. Even after his death, the business spread its wings and ‘Gucci’ became a leading brand. The overall management of the firm was transferred to his son Rodolfo and then to his grandson Maurizio. The company soon became a public limited company. Ultimately, it became a fully public company. ‘Gucci’ is now regarded as one of the world’s most desirable luxury brands.