Gucci Brings Florentine Craftsmanship To Paramus
By Paramus Post Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT
Who: Lisa and Daphne Oz
When: Tuesday, March 12, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Gucci Paramus, Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza
What: Last evening Gucci hosted a private cocktail party this evening at the HouseÊs Paramus store to celebrate the „Handbag Artisan Corner.‰ The exclusive event brought the craftsmanship of GucciÊs Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele, allowing guests to view skilled artisans assembling some of the HouseÊs most iconic handbags. Lisa and Daphne Oz hosted the evening, and a portion of sales proceeds supported Table to Table, a community-based food rescue program that collects food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Northern New Jersey.
The Gucci artisans focused on the New Bamboo, New Jackie, Soft Stirrup, Stirrup and Soho bags in addition to small leather goods. The hand-crafted products were available in exotic skins and exclusive colors and could be personalized with hand-embossed monogramming. In addition, each handbag featured a special inside plaque embossed with the location and date. The Artisan Corner display includes a custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand, and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which illustrate the evolution of the products, from mood board to sketches.
The original Gucci Bamboo bag was created in 1947 and was reintroduced in the Spring Summer 2010 collection. The New Bamboo is comprised of 130 separate pieces and is crafted the same way as the original, requiring two days of work to ensure its perfect details. Meanwhile, the New Jackie takes its cue from a 1960s style that became the preferred accessory for Jacqueline Onassis, who was photographed toting numerous versions. Americas former First Lady was so devoted to the style that the bag soon assumed the moniker The Jackie. This fall marked the debut of the Soft Stirrup bag, a deconstructed version of the Stirrup bag – inspired by an iconic model from 1975. Boasting unparalleled craftsmanship, the Stirrup and Soft Stirrup
bags both feature a spur closure and echo the Houses equestrian heritage. A new addition comes in the way of the Soho bag, a style distinguished by the interlocking G that appears embossed and stitched.
The Gucci artisans and Artisan Corner display will be in the Paramus store for public viewing March 12 – 14.
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 (429 DOS as of December 2012) and through e-commerce, as a valuable complementary business channel. Gucci products are also distributed through a small number of franchisees, and selected department and specialty stores. For more information about Gucci, please visit www.gucci.com.
About Table to Table
Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic counties. This fresh food is delivered free of charge to more than 70 agencies throughout the area, including elder care facilities, drug rehab centers, homeless shelters, homes for victims of domestic violence, HIV day centers, and
pantries serving the "working poor." For more information about Table to Table call (201) 444-5500 or visit www.tabletotable.org