When Princess Grace set foot into Gucci’s Via Monte Napolene store with her husband Prince Rainer in 1966, Rodolfo Gucci commissioned artist Vittorio Accornero to create a special floral pattern on an original silk scarf just for her. And the rest you could say is history.
The result was a gorgeous illustration featuring 43 varieties of flowers, plants and insects that has since undergone multiple interpretations and has been featured on several accessories and ready-to-wear items. Today, it is one of Gucci’s most timeless and storied motifs.
Here’s a great reason for the fashionistas to visit the ArtScienceMuseum this month -- Gucci Museo is bringing a few of their beautiful archival pieces all the way from Florence to showcase in the ‘Gucci Flora Icon Exhibition’ from 23 – 24 March.
Celebrating the House’s iconic Flora motif inspired by Princess Grace, expect to see an overdose of floral, in the form of scarves, women’s ready-to-wear pieces including mini dresses, blouses and gowns, handbags and unique porcelain items. Drawings from illustrator Vittorio Accornero dating back to the 60s and 70s will also be featured.
Date: 23 – 24 March 2013
Venue: ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands