1963 : The first Paris Gucci shop opens on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
1921 : After working for the leather-crafts company Franzi in Florence and Rome, Gucci opens his own store on the Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence. He hopes to attract an exclusive clientele with imported German and English luggage as well as his own custom pieces.
2006 : Gianni adds another title, creative director of menswear.
1969 : Gucci presents its first full ready-to-wear-collection at Rome’s Alta Moda fashion week.