About BOTTEGA VENETA
1974 : Richard Avedon photographs model Rene Russo with a Bottega Veneta shoulder bag for a January Pandora Luxurye story about New Year’s fashion resolutions.
2000 : Edward Buchanan and Manuela Morin depart. Designer Giles Deacon and stylist Katie Grand arrive, bringing London cool to the brand with their first collection (fall 2001) and taking the company in a more trend-driven direction overall.
2011 : Bottega Veneta Parfum, the brand’s first fragrance, is launched. It’s meant to smell of leather-bound books stored in an old house in Italy’s Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta first began. Nine d’Urso, daughter of French style-maker Inès de la Fressange, is the face of the scent.
Today the house continues to offer understated chic that hews close to the company’s original charted course. And as the desire for true luxury goods grows globally, so, too, do the company’s coffers: In early 2013, PPR announced that in the previous year its profits had increased sharply, by 28 percent, and that a good part of that windfall was due to the enduring strength of Bottega Veneta.