Established in 1931by Guccio Gucci as asaddle shop in Florence. Gucci was a
family run Italian business until Guccio’s
grandson Maurizio sold his final share ofthe brand in 1993.
Guccio Gucci was the first to inter twinehis name into the logo for his brand.
Tom Ford came along in the mid-
90’sand designed the women’s wear
collection for Gucci which were shotand advertised by Mario Testino.
In 2004, Ford exited Gucci and thecompany. But soon after a newmanagement fill his position, not with asingle designer, but with an entire team
of designers. John Ray (men’s wear),Alessandra Facchinetti (women’s wear),
and Frida Giannini (accessories).
But in March 2005, Alessandra left Guccifor another company.
John Ray Guccio Gucci Alessandra Facchinetti Frida Giannini