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Gucci, turning 90, opens museum in Florence

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AFP
Published
Sep 27, 2011

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 26, 2011 - Italian fashion label Gucci, marking its 90th anniversary, inaugurated a museum in Florence Monday, showcasing the luggage and high-end clothing that have fueled the company's success.

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A Cadillac 'Seville' designed by Aldo Gucci in 1979 was placed on the ground flour of Gucci's museum inauguration night

The museum, which opens to the public on Wednesday, also features an exhibit showing how the Gucci logo has evolved since Guccio Gucci, a former porter at the London's Savoy hotel, founded the company in 1921.

Ahead of the public opening, some 200 celebrities, including the Vogue magazine chief Anna Wintour and US artist Bill Viola, attended a party held in the 14th-century palace in central Florence where the exhibits are installed.

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