Gucci's Loafer 60th Anniversary

Thursday 21st March 2013 | Serena

Gucci celebrates 60 years of their classic loafers with a special exhibition.

The Gucci Museum in Florence is the back drop for the exhibition that sets to trace the evolution of the shoes since their inception in the early 1950s. 

Some of the types of shoes on show will include classic leather to the shoes made out of python, ostrich and crocodile decorated with the iconic horse clamp. Throughout the decades many famous celebrities have adorned the Gucci loafers, such as Jackie Kennedy, Madonna (notably at the MTV) Video Music Awards, Brad Pitt in Fight Club and by Jodie Foster during her adolescence in the seventies. 

The beloved shoes were created in 1953 by Aldo Gucci, son of the founder of the Italian leather goods brand Guccio Gucci. The shoes have since been worn by many influential people from the fifties to today and their iconic status has earned them a permanent collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

“The horsebit loafer has lived many lives since its creation 60 years ago, earning itself an important place as a wardrobe staple for both men and women alike. The double-ring and bar motif taken from equestrian hardware remains an icon linking Gucci’s unique history with its modern day attitude,” - Frida Giannini, Creative Director.

The exhibition will be held at the Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy until November. Information here.


By Serena Concato