Known for injecting modernity into classic pieces, Creative Director Alessandro Michele never fails to deliver with creative flair, and Gucci‘s 1955 Horsebit bag collection is no exception.
Taking its name from the archival designs of that year, the bag line is at once timeless, iconic, bold and functional—all while staying true to the House’s storied design. The distinctive horsebit metal detail that anchors the collection is borrowed from the equestrian world, and has become synonymous with Gucci.
Available in various forms and sizes—be it the new Dome bag, the shoulder bag, tote bag or backpack— the 1955 Horsebit comes in a wide range of materials and colourways, tricked out with practical features. We break down the newly introduced styles for each personality type.
For the Fashion Trailblazer
The Dome bag comes in medium and small sizes and can be carried by hand or slung over the shoulder thanks to a top handle and a detachable leather strap. Take your pick from timeless leather, precious skins and GG canvas makes, or make a statement with the versions emblazoned with playful slogans of the spring/ summer 2020 show (“Gucci Orgasmique” or “BOUTIQUE”).
For the Retro Revivalist
Recreated in the same shape first introduced over six decades ago, the flap shoulder bags now come in striped velvet that recall the House’s famous Web stripe, playful polka dots and yellow leather. If you love vintage style with a modern twist, this bag is for you.
For the Functional Sartorialist
Available in soft leather and Original GG canvas, the roomy tote bag, complete with a well-organised interior, a top handle and chain shoulder strap, is made with the stylish working woman in mind; while the backpack, featuring a drawstring closure under an ’80s inspired flap, a front zip pocket, and leather straps, is a chic and functional carryall for your everyday essentials.
Scroll through below to see our favourite pieces up close.