1. The GG logo was not created by Gucci himself. It was designed in 1960 to honor Guccio Gucci after his death.
  2. During the 1940’s, Italy was under the rule of Dictator Benito Mussolini. The fascist regime meant that leather was often very difficult to acquire, so many Gucci products were made using silk.
  3. The 1980’s saw Gucci almost go bankrupt after scandalous stories of the Gucci family hit the press.
  4. In an attempt to bring about some positive change, Tom Ford was appointed the position of Creative Director at Gucci in 1994.
  5. Within 5 years, an increase of 90% in sales was reported and the House of Gucci was worth about $4 billion. Ford was the largest shareholder at one point during his time at the company.
  6. The Gucci “Genius Jeans” entered the Guinness World Records as the most expensive pair of jeans in the entire world. They were valued at a whopping $3,134 back in 1998.
  7. Many high-profile designers work alongside Gucci, including Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.
  8. In 2005, Gucci decided to enter a partnership with UNICEF. This means that a percentage of all profits are donated to the organization, helping children to get a better education and clean water in third-world countries.
  9. The Bamboo Shopper is one of the most iconic Gucci items, but many people are surprised to hear of how it came about. When leather was sparse, designers had to experiment with other materials, including bamboo.
  10. Sixty years after Gucci founded the business, the company had its first runway show. It was held in Florence where it all began.
  11. Many items have been around for years, but they are redesigned and improve regularly. The Flora scarf, for example, was reinvented in 2015 for the Cruise Collection.
  12. Frida Giannini became the Creative Director in 2006 after Tom Ford left to start his own brand.
  13. In 2015, fashion designer Alessandro Michele took over as the Creative Direction. Since then, sales have grown by 12% and Gucci is even more prominent at world-class events such as Milan Fashion Week.
  14. It was the first brand to host a fashion show at Westminster Abbey, London, which took place in 2017.
  15. Gucci’s Chime for Change project aims to help empower young girls and women and has successful funded over 200 different projects so far.