It's possible that when it comes to luxury, no other name is more recognizable than Gucci. And yet, the dramatic origins of the Italian fashion label, is as obscure as they come. Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1920 as a leather shop specializing in fine leather goods, the brand quickly took off and expanded. By the 1980's the family owned brand was scarred by bitter family disputes, ending with the murder of the brand's president Maurizio Gucci...

Zandile Blay
Mar, 15, 2011


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It's possible that when it comes to luxury, no other name is more recognizable than Gucci. And yet, the dramatic origins of the Italian fashion label, is as obscure as they come. Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1920 as a leather shop specializing in fine leather goods, the brand quickly took off and expanded. By the 1980's the family owned brand was scarred by bitter family disputes, ending with the murder of the brand's president Maurizio Gucci  by hit men hired by his wife. In the decades since, the brand has rebounded beautifully with sumptuous bags, sophisticated gowns and glam accessories being once again coveted by lovers of luxury goods. Among this category are celebs, from Mary J. Blige, to Ne-Yo who consistently wear the brand. See them and be inspired...