Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy

18 Jul

Artrotter's Blog

Ten days ago, in Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence was inaugurated the Gucci Museum.

The building , located in the heart of Florence, on Piazza della Signoria, is a historical one, called della Mercanzia because it housed the Ufficio della Mercanzia, set up to protect the so-called Arti, which means Guilds.

Gucci, well known all over the world fashion firm, exposes in this prestigious space part of its vintage collection.
On the ground floor, the travelling collection, the starting point of Gucci’s history which is connected to the fact that when young, Guccio Gucci, the founder, worked as a lift boy in Savoy Hotel in London.
Marvelous cases and trunks mostly from the ‘60s to 80’s in all typical Gucci fantasies: GG fabric, waxed fabric,diamante fabric and materials: pigskin, suede, leather.
On the same floor an impressive Cadillac Seville Gucci edition from 1979,with a vinyl top covering with the double…

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