Gucci Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Horsebit Loafer

Gucci Hosts The Bay Lights Project
Credit: Drew Altizer Photography

Italian Fashion house Gucci celebrated the 60th anniversary of their iconic Horsebit Loafer and the 1953 collection for men and women in fabulous Gucci style.

The cocktail celebration, held on April 9, was hosted by Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus at the San Francisco Gucci store.  The well-attended event brought other SF notables including Fati and Mansoor Farmanfarmaian, Vanessa Getty and many others.

In honor of the legendary loafer, guests were able to try their hand at the new Made to Order program – offering a fresh point of view to this iconic staple – by customizing the loafer in a variety of materials, colors, linings and horsebit finishings.

Amidst the celebration, guests were surrounded by archival images of iconic celebrities including Sophia Loren, Jane Birkin and Francis Ford Coppola wearing the loafer.

A percentage of the evening’s sales supported the installation of The Bay Lights, the largest light sculpture in the world by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal.

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