Mumbai, December 2, 2011: To mark its 90th anniversary, Gucci hosted a fashionable cocktail evening at its Mumbai boutique to celebrate the Artisan Corner, an exclusive presentation of Gucci’s famous Florentine craftsmanship. Gucci’s most skilled artisans offered a unique viewing of their time-honored traditions at the store. The craftsmen assembled four signature Gucci handbags, the New Bamboo, the Jackie, the Stirrup, and the Gucci 1973, and small leather goods. Guests saw first hand the meticulous attention to detail and superb craftsmanship that is involved in the production of every item of Gucci’s leather goods collection.
The Artisan Corner display includes custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand, and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which show the products’ evolution from mood board to sketches. Each hand-crafted product was personalized with hand-embossed monogramming. In addition, each handbag featured a special inside plaque embossed with the location and date.
The evening presented the rich and captivating heritage of the House of Gucci. Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and other notable guests like Ashok & Rina Wadhwa, Nachiket Barve, Devika & Suresh Bhojwani, Roohi & Chetan Jaikishen, Monica Dogra, Poorna Jagannathan, Radhika Ruia, A D Singh, Ramona Narang, Laila Lamba, Gayatri & Vikas Oberoi, Narendra Kumar, Bikram & Schauna Saluja, Namrata Baruah Shroff, Rita Dhody, Lata & Vispi Patel, Samantha & Nikki Nayar, Shobhaa & Dilip De, Pratima & Gaurav Bhatia, Sunita & Gaurav Ghai, Nikhil Meswani and Zoa Morani were seen admiring the craftspersons at work while they mingled over canapés and cocktails.
Sonam Kapoor was dressed in GUCCI Spring Summer 2012 and wore a black/white safari printed on cotton sable-cut boxy jacket, natural white-black bi-color striped fine viscose halter and black-natural white matte satin jogging band pants.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. With a renowned reputation for quality and Italian craftsmanship, Gucci designs, manufactures and distributes highly desirable products such as leather goods (handbags, small leather goods, and luggage), shoes, ready-to-wear, silks, timepieces and fine jewellery. Eyewear and fragrances are manufactured and distributed under license by global industry leaders in these two sectors. Gucci products are sold exclusively through a network of directly operated boutiques (365 DOS as of September 2011) and a small number of selected department and specialty stores.