Italian fashion designer and founder of The House of Gucci. In 2009, Businessweek rated the Gucci company one of the top 100 brands.
He began his career making leather bags for horsemen.
He opened the flagship Gucci store in Milan in 1951.
He had six children with his wife Aida Cavelli. His three sons also joined the company.
His bags were made famous when Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore one of them.