Gucci Paris Masters 2013 Special Edition Foulard

By: 
Claire Anne Brule (Point Virgule)
The beauty of this one of a kind piece lies in its impeccable craftsmanship.
The beauty of this one of a kind piece lies in its impeccable craftsmanship.

Gucci Creative Director, Frida Giannini, has designed an exclusive silk twill foulard in honor of Gucci’s sponsorship of the Gucci Paris Masters, the prestigious International Show Jumping event which takes place for its 5th edition in Paris from December 5th to December 8th 2013.

Measuring 90 cm x 90 cm, the foulard’s unique design, a reflection of this year’s official emblem, features iconic Gucci symbols from the House’s equestrian heritage including the stirrup, the horsebit, and the green-red-green web stripe. The beauty of this one of a kind piece lies in its impeccable craftsmanship. The design was realized entirely by hand using a special water color method. Each piece was then hand printed using a serigraphic technique. The edges of the fine silk twill, meanwhile, have been finished entirely by hand using an Italian technique.

Underscoring the exclusivity of the event and this tribute piece, the scarf will be a limited edition. The foulard, which retails for 295 euro, will be on sale during the Gucci Paris Masters in Gucci’s temporary store located in the “village” of the competition grounds from December 5th to December 8th 2013.

For information and bookings: www.gucciparismasters.com

About Gucci
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world's leading luxury fashion brands. With a renowned reputation for quality and Italian craftsmanship, Gucci designs, manufactures and distributes highly desirable products such as leather goods (handbags, small leather goods, and luggage), shoes, ready-to-wear, silks, timepieces and fine jewellery. Eyewear and fragrances are manufactured and distributed under license by global industry leaders in these two sectors. Gucci products are sold exclusively through a network of directly operated boutiques (446 DOS as of June 2013) and through e-commerce, as a valuable complementary business channel. Gucci products are also distributed through a small number of franchisees, and selected department and specialty stores. For more information about Gucci, please visit www.gucci.com. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.

About the Masters
Created and organised by EEM World, the Masters Grand Slam Indoor are very prestigious show jumping events hosted in the most influential financial and cultural capitals of the world: Paris, Hong Kong and New York.

The Parisian stage of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor, the Gucci Paris Masters, has become the most glamorous jumping in Europe. Blending elegance and sport, the Gucci Paris Masters welcomes the best riders, French and international celebrities and the world’s most reputed business leaders.

During the four days of captivating performances the world turns to the City of Lights to follow the exploits of the world’s top 25 riders combining technique and speed while competing for a total prize money of one million US dollars.

The event is broadcast across the five continents, reaching more than 570 million households in 140 countries on major international channels such as Eurosport, CNN, BBC, CNBC and Al Jazeera…

In addition to Gucci, other iconic brands such as Longines, Land Rover, EADS, Dassault, …will yet again be present at the Gucci Paris Masters 2013, displaying their unique know-how and products in the Prestige Village.

A special competition, named Style & Competition for AMADE and featuring costumed amateur and professional riders, is organized to the profit of AMADE MONDIALE, a charity presided by HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, which protects and promotes the rights of the most vulnerable children in the world.

Welcoming nearly 50,000 visitors, the Gucci Paris Masters overwhelms the public with equestrian shows and high class entertainment combined with outstanding sporting activities.

THE MASTERS GRAND SLAM INDOOR CALENDAR:
The Gucci Paris Masters: from December 5th to 8th 2013
The Longines Hong Kong Masters: from February 21st to 23rd 2014
The New York Masters: 2014

The Paris Horse Show, November 30th to December 8th 2013

The Salon du Cheval de Paris, which welcomes the Paris Gucci Masters, will be held from 30 November to 8 December 2013, in Paris Nord Villepinte.

It is the animal meeting place for all the riders, professionals and horses enthusiasts. The event gathers, on 85,000 sq.m, more than 450 exhibitors, 1800 horses and 6 arenas. With exceptional high level events and international competitions (World Arabian Horse Championship, International Vaulting Masters, the Nuit du Cheval Show, Paris’CUP Driving competition, International Breeding competition, Battle in the Saddle, Indoor de France French Amateurs Championship…), a Children’s Village, many animations and demonstrations, The Salon du Cheval de Paris is the perfect association of discovery, pedagogy, hobbies and sports to honor the greatest conquest of the human being.

www.salon-cheval.com.