Gucci sunglasses are the standard, seen by people around the world on the large silver screen in movie houses from Tucson to Bombay or on television. Gucci products were flaunted by stars such as Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers and Audrey Hepburn. The "Jackie O," a shoulder bag carried by Jacqueline Kennedy, is still known by that name today. Gucci shades carry forward a tradition begun in Florence in 1921.
Guccio Gucci opened a small luggage and saddlery company selling exclusive leather goods created and produced by the best Florentine craftsmen. It was not until 1947 that the first Gucci icon products appeared. With the opening of the New York Store in 1953, Gucci started to build its global presence. With it came renown. While Guccio Gucci died in 1953, family and then a team of designers continue to build the line. Gucci sunglass frames not only exemplify the originality of the design house, unique shapes, colors, and the utilization of materials, they are manufactured to a standard befitting a world leader.