Custom vintage beauty case, 1950s

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The beauty of this bag of blackest leather
Is that you carry a rainbow whatever the weather
Yellow handles hint that at its heart
lies a multi-colored work of art.


Custom vintage beauty case, 1950s

Originally released in the late 1950s, this beauty case is crafted in black leather with a green and red Web inlay. The structured top is clasped closed by a lock and key design. Embossed in gold is 'Made in Italy by Gucci' with the patent number Mod.brev.n.70.494. This beauty case was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists to represent the continuous connection between the past and present of the House. The accessory was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-House archivists, and it has been enriched with unique details born from the vision of exploration and experimentation that has always defined Gucci's narrative. This one-of-a-kind piece has been given the number 195 | 22 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging, specially crafted to embody the uniqueness of its design.

The Story

The simple structured beauty case speaks to the history of the House and the unparalleled craftsmanship behind each item. The smooth black leather wraps around the silhouette and is intercepted by the green and red Web. The stripes can be traced back to the early 1950s and acts as a code of membership recognizable at first glance.

Once the item was brought into Vault, it has been customized with a yellow handle and new leather lining these additions further establish the piece's one-of-a-kind status.

The connection between Gucci's contemporary and past collections is highlighted by unique customizations, which are found first on the brand’s runway shows, then on Vault virtual shelves. A statement on the continuous exploration of the archive to create treasured pieces, with a timeless spirit. Each item has been handpicked for its one-of-a-kind nature, embodying the theme of rarity that a vintage piece possesses. By holding a Vault object, you become part of the House's history by forever writing a piece of its journey through marks or alteration that naturally continue to happen as years go by.

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Product Details

Product code: 728892 AABLD 1068

Black leather with green and red Web detail
W36cm x H21cm x D23cm/14"W x 8.3"H x 9"D
Originally Released: 1950s
Customized by the House: yellow handle, orange, green blue and pink leather lining
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.