Last week Gucci at Phipps Plaza held an ultra-exclusive cocktail party called “Artisans Handbag Corner.” Artisans were flown in from Italy to allow guests to watch them assemble some of Gucci’s most iconic handbags. Susan Been, Kim Lape, Kelly Loeffler, and Millie Smith co-hosted the evening, which benefited Make-A-Wish Georgia and 10% of the proceeds from the event benefited this fantastic organization to support its efforts in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Throughout the evening guests mingled and watch artisans assembling the House’s signature New Bamboo, New Jackie, Soft Stirrup and Soho bags as they sipped on prosecco, pinot grigio and the specialty cocktail of the evening – the Vodka Tangini. Dennis Dean A Catering Company served up delicious bites for the evening as well. Shoppers took advantage of the hand-crafted products in exotic skins and exclusive colors that were personalized with hand-embossed monogramming, if they desired. The Artisan Corner display included custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand, and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which illustrate the evolution of the products, from mood board to sketches.