Here's a look at the revival of the iconic 1955 bag | Source: Gucci Instagram

The Revival of the 1955 Gucci Horsebit Handbag

The last few years have seen a resurgence in iconic and archival designs from luxury fashion houses and the Gucci Horsebit handbag is one of them. Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has taken a stroll down memory lane to revive this handbag, first released as part of a collection in 1955.

A Brief History

The 1950s saw a wide range of products and moves in the business for Gucci, and the period was often referred to as their golden era. The brand and its products became a renowned name in the fashion world, popular among the wealthy elite and especially those who loved to travel. The label became synonymous with wealth and style and a part of this was the Horesbit collections’ much-loved release.

Behind the name is an ode to the equestrian world. Designs featured a double ring and bar, based on equestrian tools’ style and shape.

Today, Alessandro Michele has reimagined the original design into a collection of Gucci Horsebit handbags, each meticulously crafted for various occasions and styles.

The original Horsebit bag was released in 1955 | Source: Purse Blog

On the Street

A number of celebrities have adorned the archival classic throughout the years, often slung across the shoulder as a statement piece.

Tina Leung out and about New York carrying the GG Supreme Gucci 1955 Horsebit shoulder bag | Source: Instagram
Charlotte Groeneveld out and about in New York carrying the 1955 Horsebit Shoulder bag in brown leather | Source: Instagram
Xenia Adonts and her Black Gucci 1955 Horsebit 1955 | Source: Instagram

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag

Seen here in black textured leather, this revival retains the Horsebit detailing and vintage effect of its original design. The bag contains a small pouch with two button covers, three gussets with one zipper and one open pocket. The shoulder strap can be adjusted for any desired length.

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag A$4,410.00 | Source: Gucci

Gucci Horsebit Bag in Supreme Brown

Made in Supreme Brown with the Gucci logo embellished, this variation is a vintage take on the Horsebit bag. Adorn this piece with a neutral colour palette and heeled boots to channel your inner stylish equestrian rider.

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag A$ 3,715 | Source: Gucci

Gucci Horsebit Bag with Red Lining

Add a pop of colour to your look with this variation that includes red leather trim. The beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas is made from material with a low environmental impact, meaning you don’t need to feel guilty about your latest purchase. This red leather trim would perfectly complete a look with a darker palette that features a splash of red in your clothing.

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag A$ 3,715 | Source: Gucci

Gucci Horsebit Bag in Beige Leather

Crafted in beautiful beige leather and microfibre lining with a suede like finish, this variation keeps to its heritage while bringing a new angle of classical elegance. Adorn this bag on your way to high tea, a day in the sun or a picnic with friends. This beige leather variation is the perfect fusion of old-world charm and modern glamour.

Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag A$ 4,410 | Source: Gucci

If you’ve got your Gucci Horsebit handbag at the ready, the next thing you’ll want to do is put together the perfect outfit to compliment your bag. After all, your outfits are not done, just yet.

Gucci Floral Cotton Dress

Mixing bohemian style with a classic design is this floral cotton dress. Featuring ruffles, lace trims and trumpet sleeves, this dress is an Avante-Garde summer piece, perfectly paired with the Horsebit bag.

Gucci Floral Cotton Muslin Maxi Dress A$5,000 | Source: Gucci

Gianvito Rossi Boots

This Dylan point-toe leather ankle boot is a classic look and the perfect addition to an equestrian aesthetic. Crafted with the finest leather insole and a pointed toe, these boots are also the height of comfort.

Gianvito Rossi Dylan point-toe leather ankle boots A$1,575

If you’re now on your way to purchasing your very own Horsebit bag, check out how to authenticate Gucci handbags.

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