Vintage Gucci Cotton Flora Pattern Scarf
This fabulous vintage Gucci scarf features the iconic 'Flora' pattern which was created by artist, Vittorio Accornero in 1965 as a gift for Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. It is made out of a semi-sheer cotton which is perfect for the summer months - you can see the sheerness best in photo #3. It could be a blend of cotton and silk. The scarf has hand-rolled edges and measures 27" long x 26" wide. It is and is signed 'Gucci' twice within the print - once in the center and once in the bottom right corner. It is in excellent condition.
The print was created in 1965 when Rodolfo Gucci commissioned artist Vittorio Accornero to create an original silk scarf with a floral pattern, as a gift for Princess Grace Kelly when she visited the Via Monte Napoleone store. Accornero was a world renowned children’s book illustrator and with what looked like an illustration straight from a children’s fairytale, he created an absolutely stunning design featuring 43 varieties of flowers, plants and also several different species of insects hidden within the pattern embracing over 37 different colors. The intent behind this meticulously detailed sketch was to capture precisely the grace, innocence and elegance of Princess Grace Kelly. The Flora print has since become an iconic motif for Gucci.