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Vintage Flora print silk shirt, 1982

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Vintage Flora print silk shirt, 1982

From the Spring Summer 1982 collection, this Flora print black silk shirt is finished with engraved GG mother-of-pearl buttons and front pleats. There is an embroidered label with the Gucci crest and "G. Gucci s.r.l Made in Italy.' This shirt 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 39 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The Flora motif, a delicate and whimsical composition of flowers, fruits and insects, was created for Gucci in 1966 by artist and set designer Vittorio Accornero. The print was repurposed for the Spring Summer 1982 collection, which was shown for the first time in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in October 1981. Part of that collection, the print is shown on a black background of this silk shirt, giving a new feel to the historic motif.

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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Product Details

Product code: 674482 XVAAC 1082

Flora print on black silk
Originally Released: Spring Summer 1982 Collection
Length: 63.5cm/25", Shoulder: 41cm/16", Chest: 114cm/45", Sleeve Length: 84cm/33"
The size shown on the label is 44, which corresponds to a current size 38 (IT)
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.