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Vintage Horsebit tie, 1970s

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"Morsetti polka à la mode
Seventies dot dash dot style code
Subtle silk message of authority
There if you look, for all to see."

Vintage Horsebit tie, 1970s

A burgundy silk tie with white Horsebit and polka dots, first produced in the early 1970s. 'Gucci' is embroidered onto a label on the interior. This tie 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 56 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The Horsebit, composed of a double ring and a bar, was used in the 1950s primarily as a decorative motif for closures on handbags. Soon, it established itself as one of the most iconic elements among the symbols that Gucci borrowed from the equestrian world. This silk tie, created in the 1970s, depicts the Horsebit alternating with polka dots in contrasting white.

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: 675877 4XAAB 6177

Burgundy silk with Horsebits and polka dots
Originally Released: 1970s
W11cm x L145cm/4.3"W x 57"L
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.