Gucci

The founder Guccio Gucci.
Bamboo bag.
Gucci dress.
Dresses by Alessandro Michele.

Italian high-end luxury fashion house based in Florence, Italy.

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Kering

French-based multinational corporation specializing in luxury goods.

It owns the luxury brands Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent.

Fashion

Form of self-expression and autonomy at a particular period and place and in a specific context, of clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle, and body posture.

Model in a designer gown reflecting the contemporary fashion trend at an Haute couture fashion show, Paris, 2011
Reconstructed Roman women's fashion from Florence, Taipei 2013
Reconstructed Roman women's fashions from Florence
Albrecht Dürer's drawing contrasts a well-turned out bourgeoise from Nuremberg (left) with her counterpart from Venice. The Venetian lady's high chopines make her look taller.
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, was a leader of fashion. Her choices, such as this 1783 white muslin dress called a chemise a la Reine, were highly influential and widely worn.
Cover of Marcus Clarks' spring and summer catalogue 1926–27
Male and female fashion models on the runway, Los Angeles Fashion Week, 2008
Celebrities such as Britney Spears have popularised the concept of wearing underwear as outerwear.
Red carpet fashion: Italian actors Gabriel Garko and Laura Torrisi wearing designer formal wear at Venice Film Festival, 2009
Fur fashion for sale in Tallinn, Estonia
Ivanka Trump (right) along with Japanese PM Shinzō Abe wearing Western-style business suits, 2017
Latin dancers in their costumes. The woman is wearing backless dress with deep slits on its lower portion, while the man is wearing a shirt with top buttons open.
This 1921 clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, with story and drawings by Marguerite Martyn, represents the saturation newspaper coverage given to society women at a fashionable dance.
A see-through top worn along with pasties by a model at a fashion show in USA, 2017. Such fashion trends get popularised through media.
A Mexican sports reporter wearing little black dress and knee-high boots
Gross sales of goods vs IP laws (USA 2007)

For example, Gucci's 'stained green' jeans may look like a grass stain, but to others, they display purity, freshness, and summer.

Guccio Gucci

Italian businessman and fashion designer.

Gucci, c. 1940
The Gucci coat-of-arms

He is known for being the founder of the fashion house of Gucci.

Tom Ford

American fashion designer and filmmaker.

Ford in 2009
Evening dress by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Selected as Dress of the Year for 2004
A dress Ford designed in 2018 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
A Tom Ford boutique in Toronto
Ford at the 66th Venice Film Festival, with A Single Man's Julianne Moore and Colin Firth, 2009

He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2005, having previously served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.

Aldo Gucci

Gucci in 1964
The Gucci coat-of-arms

Aldo Gucci (26 May 1905 – 19 January 1990) was an Italian personality and the chairman of Gucci from 1953 to 1986.

Alexander McQueen

British fashion designer and couturier.

McQueen at his Autumn 2009 collection
Black suit by McQueen, demonstrating his skill in tailoring
Coat from Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, 1992. McQueen incorporated his own hair into the garment.
Jacket from The Birds, Spring / Summer 1995
Highland Rape, Autumn / Winter 1995-96
1996 coat designed for David Bowie, used in his Earthling album and tour
Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Autumn 1998 'Blade Runner' suit.
A design from the It's a Jungle out There collection
Coiled corset made of aluminium rings, The Overlook Autumn/Winter 1999
The Girl Who Lived in the Tree Autumn/Winter 2008
Camilla Belle in a dress by McQueen (Spring/Summer 2009), listed among "100 Best Dresses of the Decade" by InStyle magazine.
A dress from Plato's Atlantis
Last works by McQueen, Autumn / Winter 2010/2011 collection. Displayed at the Savage Beauty exhibition
A dress from The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10 collection
McQueen boutique in London (2013)
The Alexander McQueen–designed bell dress from Björk's "Who Is It" music video
Lee Alexander McQueen Headstone, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye. Carved by Pippa Westoby.
Lee Alexander McQueen Headstone Back, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye. Carved by Pippa Westoby.
A dedication by a fan at an Alexander McQueen store after McQueen's death

He became head designer for Givenchy, and in 1999 he formed a partnership with Gucci.

Alessandro Michele

Italian fashion designer.

Michele in 2015
Two ensembles by Michele for Gucci on display during The Met's exhibit Camp: Notes on Fashion

In January 2015, he was appointed creative director of Gucci, the Italian fashion luxury house where he had been working since 2002.

Bottega Veneta

Italian luxury fashion house based in Milan, Italy.

Bottega Veneta store in Paris.

In February 2001, Gucci a subsidiary of Kering, acquired Bottega Veneta for $156 million.

Yves Saint Laurent (brand)

French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé.

Evening dress by Tom Ford for YSL Rive Gauche, 2004
YSL boutique, Beverly Hills, California, 2006
Charlotte Gainsbourg appeared in the brand's FW17 ad campaign
Yves Saint Laurent men's wear in Florence, Italy, 2011

In 1999, Gucci (owned by PPR) bought the YSL brand and asked Tom Ford to design the ready-to-wear collection, while Saint Laurent would design the haute couture collection.

Investcorp

Global manager of alternative investment products, for private and institutional clients.

In 1988, Maurizio Gucci sold almost 47.8% of Gucci to Investcorp, and withheld the other 50% until 1993.