Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Iconic Gucci Horsebit Loafer Celebrates its Sixtieth Birthday


One of the most iconic loafer, and one I am quite fond of, is the Gucci Horsebit loafer. This year the style celebrates its sixtieth birthday. For its relaunch there have been an exciting amount of new colours, new materials (ranging from python to canvas), and incorporation of studs. There seems to be something for everyone! The loafers have a new sleek shape but the same legendary hardware, the horsebit  Frida Giannini really is revolutionizing the iconic shoe. The equestrian motif made its debut in 1953, in a few years many actors and personalities were donning the loafers. In 1985 the shoe was made part of a permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum.