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 6th edition in Paris from December 4th to December 7th 2014.
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. 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 315 euros, will be on sale during the Gucci Paris Masters in Gucci’s temporary store located in the “Prestige Village” of the competition grounds from December 4th to December 7th 2014
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 an distributed under license by global industry leaders in these two sectors.
Gucci products are sold exclusively through a network of directly operated boutiques (480 as of June 2014) and through e-commerce, as a valuable complementary business channel. Gucci products are also distributed through a small number of franchises, and selected department and specialty stores.
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. For more information about Gucci, please visit www.gucci.com.
About the Masters Grand Slam Indoor
Created and organized by EEM World, the Masters Grand Slam Indoor is a unique global event concept, inspired by tennis, and designed to bring equestrian Show Jumping to the forefront of the international sporting and social scenes.
Hosted in capital cities across three continents (Europe, Asia and America) the Masters Grand Slam are the most prestigious equestrian events of the indoor Show Jumping season and welcome up to 50,000 spectators to witness spectacular sporting action and entertainment over four days of world-class competitions and show.
Each Masters brings together more than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations on the global Longines ranking list to compete for $1 million in prize money. With an unprecedented broadcast reach to more than 550 million households worldwide, the Masters are the most televised Show Jumping events in the world and offer unparalleled networking and social opportunities for worldwide elites, global institutions, luxury brands, celebrities and industry VIPs.
The Masters Grand Slam Indoor calendar:
Longines Los Angeles Masters, 25 - 28 September 2014
Gucci Paris Masters, 4 - 7 December 2014
Longines Hong Kong Masters, 13 - 15 February 2015
For more information please visit: www.mastersgrandslam.com