There isn’t really a magic formula to creating an It-bag, but if there was someone who might know the secret for success, Alessandro Michele would be at the top of the list. Since taking the helm as creative director of Gucci almost five years ago, the designer has proved to be a kind of modern day wizard, conjuring up a slew of instantly covetable accessories, like the Dionysus, Sylvie, and Zumi, not to mention transfiguring the fortunes of the fashion house with his madcap, maximalist, and meta-vintage aesthetic. The latest must-have bag? The Gucci 1955 Horsebit, which has quickly become a hit among the stylish set, Elle Fanning and Chris Lee included.
Revived for the Cruise 2020 season, the Gucci 1955 Horsebit reinterprets an archival design from several decades ago in three new shapes – a boxy shoulder bag, a structured bucket bag, and a hobo-inspired messenger bag. As is probably apparent from the name, the iconic double ring and bar Horsebit is a cardinal element of the collection, showcased prominently on the front of all the designs. Refreshingly unostentatious with a slightly retro feel, the Gucci 1955 Horsebit is the essence of timeless style, superlative quality, and effortless luxury, exactly what you would expect from the Italian house and still more.
Small wonder that the designs have made waves among international celebrities, with famous trendsetters like Chris Lee, Elle Fanning, Ni Ni, and Sienna Miller spotted and snapped toting one around. We've rounded up a gallery of some of the biggest stars with their Gucci 1955 Horsebit to show you all the different ways you can carry this new style statement: