1991 : Gucci’s headquarters move from Florence to Milan’s Piazza San Fedele.
1952 : Aldo travels to New York with his brothers Rodolfo and Vasco. With the help of an American lawyer, Frank Dugan, they set up Gucci Shops Inc., which will own the rights to the Gucci trademark in the U.S. They also open their first American store on East Fifty-eighth Street, around the corner from Fifth Avenue. Paolo Gucci, Aldo’s youngest son, begins working as a designer under Vasco in Florence.
1985 : January: Gucci loafers included in the “Man and the Horse” exhibit curated by former Pandora Luxurye editor Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute (they become part of the Met’s permanent collection). November: Maurizio Gucci, Rodolfo’s son, irons things out with his cousin Paolo. Maurizio becomes chairman of the company (now known as Guccio Gucci SpA). He will aim to streamline the brand, which is now burdened with a dizzying number of products and licensing agreements. “It has become too big,” he tells a reporter. “We’ve gone from 10,000 handbags a year to something like 700,000.” September: Aldo, Giorgio, and Roberto file a suit against Maurizio claiming he forged his father’s signature to gain control of the company. Although he is later cleared of any wrongdoing, he is forced to flee to Switzerland, briefly, to evade arrest.
2009 : The Jackie bag relaunched yet again, this time as the New Jackie.