In 1953, Gucci unveiled the Horsebit 1953 loafer. It combined sophistication with comfort, setting a new standard in shoe design. This distinctive loafer featured a miniature horsebit – a double ring connected by a bar, making it an iconic emblem of the brand. It effortlessly bridged the gap between heritage and contemporary fashion.


Over the decades, the Gucci loafer evolved into a wardrobe essential, seamlessly blending Italian craftsmanship, American outdoor lifestyle, and classic British equestrian aesthetics. It embodies the rich history of Gucci, with a timeless appeal that transcends generations, serving as a symbol of Italian design excellence and elegance.

In a new campaign, actor and brand ambassador Paul Mescal and global brand ambassador Xiao Zhan showcase the timeless yet contemporary charm of the original 1953 design. Their portraits elegantly demonstrate how the traditional hardware and silhouette continue to inspire and captivate generation after generation. Gucci’s Horsebit 1953 loafer remains a true testament to enduring style.

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