Mar 12, 2013

The Legend | Gucci’s 1953 Horsebit Loafer

  “The horsebit loafer has lived many lives since its...



“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

Gucci’s iconic shoe turns 60 years young and will receive a much deserved birthday gift with an exhibit at Gucci Museo in Florence, Italy.  Introduced in 1953  when Guccio Gucci’s son, Aldo, expanded the company to include footwear, the horsebit has been worn by everyone from preppy Ivy Leaguers to Madonna, Brad Pitt and hipsters alike.

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