Gucci’s Horsebit 1953 Loafer Reimagines A Timeless Legacy

Gucci Horsebit 1953 LoaferPHOTOS COURTESY OF GUCCI

Since debuting in 1953 to exude casual yet sensual elegance, Gucci’s iconic Horsebit loafer continues to be a house staple. In its latest campaign, creative director Sabato De Sarno reimagines the emblematic footwear. Starring in a series of relaxed portraits, British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir shows off the Horsebit 1953 Loafer in various hues.

Gucci Horsebit 1953 LoaferPHOTO COURTESY OF GUCCI

This campaign celebrates the shoe’s timelessness while highlighting the equestrian-inspired detailing that’s long a symbol of the Italian fashion house. Alongside Ben-Adir, actors Xiao Zhan and Paul Mescal also showcase the original style in a separate campaign. Together, they reinforce the Horsebit 1953 Loafer’s role in anchoring Gucci’s legacy for generations to come.

Gucci Horsebit 1953 LoaferPHOTOS COURTESY OF GUCCI

While the OG design remains a cornerstone of the house’s collections, the new release comes in black and brown leather options with gold-tone hardware. Exuding a preppy-cool aesthetic, each pair also features the 60th-anniversary tag. Half inch heels further add a slight elevation with every step.

With De Sarno’s new interpretations for spring-summer 2024 soon to unveil, the illustrious story of the Horsebit 1953 continues to unfold.

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