"Beneath the waves a garden grows
A wonderous world lies in repose
The artist’s hand draws in relief
A vibrant silken coral reef."
This scarf was first produced in the late 1960s and is made in silk with a white background, yellow border and multicolored 'Coral' print by Vittorio Accornero de Testa. This scarf was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 67 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.
One of seventy-seven designs created by the artist and set designer Vittorio Accornero, who first illustrated the Flora motif for Gucci in 1966. The 'V. Accornero' signature printed onto each scarf, is a rare display of authorship and speaks to the personal connection Accornero had with the House. Each design is known for its broad range of colors and the asymmetrical composition, here the different types of coral extend into the center image, sea creatures intercept the design in interesting ways.
As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.
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Coral print on white silk
W90cm x L90cm/35.4"W x 35.4"L
Originally Released: late 1960s
Due to the vast history and extensive journey of this product, marks might be visible.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.