Who Currently Owns Gucci?
As of October 2015, the French conglomerate Kering owns Gucci. Kering is a luxury goods holding company that also owns brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Bottega Veneta. François-Henri Pinault is the CEO of Kering.
What was Gucci’S First Name?
Gucci was born in Florence, Italy in 1921. His full name was Aldo Gucci. He was the eldest son of an Italian immigrant family.
His father worked as a leather craftsman and his mother was a seamstress. Aldo Gucci learned the art of leatherworking from his father and went on to open his own workshop in 1938. He eventually started working for a prestigious Florentine saddlery called Fratelli Orsini.
In 1947, he opened his first boutique in Rome and began selling luxury goods like handbags, shoes, and belts. The business quickly expanded, and by the 1960s, Gucci had stores all over Europe and the United States. In 1972, Aldo Gucci’s son Maurizio took over the company after his father’s retirement.
Under Maurizio’s leadership, Gucci became even more successful; by the early 1990s, it was one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands. Tragically, Maurizio died unexpectedly in 1995, leaving behind his wife Patrizia Reggiani (who would later be convicted of orchestrating his murder) and their two children: Alessandra and Paolo. Today, Gucci is owned by French conglomerate Kering (formerly known as PPR).
It is still one of the most iconic luxury brands in the world with a global reach – thanks in large part to its rich history that dates back nearly a century ago to when Aldo Gucci first founded it in 1921.