From Gucci's beginnings as a saddler shop in Florence in the 1920s, to creating the first shoe ever to be displayed in New York's Museum of Modern Art, founder Guccio Gucci always had an eye for quality and craftsmanship. By the 1960s, Gucci was one of the world's most recognized luxury brands; the iconic "G" that adorned Gucci's wealth of luxury goods became more than a trademark, it was a status symbol. However, during the following decade the brand began to fade due to family conflict and unsound business decisions. When Tom Ford took over as Creative Director in the 1990s, he successfully turned Gucci around, returning the brand to its glory days.
"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten."