Gucci Handbag Patent Documentation
A Gucci Bamboo bag from the 1960s
Gucci Craftsman in Florence, 1953
Gucci Advertisement, 1960s
Gucci Advertisement, Harper’s Bazaar, 1970s
Vanessa Redgrave with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Lady Diana with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Naomi Watts with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Florence Welch with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Beyonce with Gucci Bamboo Handbag
Have you ever wondered why this luxury handbag costs fortune? After watching the video you will find out why. But first read about how it all started. This iconic handbag appeared for the first time in 1947. Right after the World War II during which artisans at Gucci were being pressured to find materials that weren’t subject to restriction to use in their designs. So bamboo was the right choice as it could be imported from Japan. Gucci craftsman developed a patented method how the bamboo could be processed to retain its shape once cooled and affixed to a handbag.
Very soon the handbag became an instant hit … during the era of 1950’s and 1960’s. These days, under current Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, the famous bamboo handles have been revived in an entire new way.
To find out more about the Gucci brand, read the article about The story behind Gucci.