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Meanwhile in Florence, Gucci Opens a Museum

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Yesterday evening, Gucci celebrated its 90th anniversary with the inauguration of the Gucci Museo in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia building located in Piazza della Signoria. The three-story museum opening was attended by 250 guests and culminated with an exclusive performance by Blondie, who interrupted their current USA tour for the event.

Conceived by Giannini, the Gucci Museo is a living space encapsulating the House's “Forever Now” philosophy. The space houses a permanent exhibition juxtaposed with contemporary art installations, an Icon store, bookshop, caffè and gift shop.

Gucci Museo will open to the public on Wednesday, September 28th and remain permanently open throughout the year. Admission is 6 Euros with 50% of each ticket sale benefitting a fund to help the City of Florence preserve and restore the city’s signature art treasures. Read More at Racked National.
· Gucci Museo [Official Site]

Gucci Museo

Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy