CWMALLS World’s Fashion Trends Sharing And Review Series— Gucci Ushers A New Era For The Jackie 1961 Bag
Michelle (left) and Rachel Yeoh with Jackie 1961 Small and Mini Hobo Bag in GG Supreme
Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s latest take coined the Jackie 1961updates the classic silhouette for a new generation of fashion lovers
The Gucci Fall Winter 2020 collection saw handbags from the Beloved collectionincluding the Dionysus and the Horsebit 1955 receiving their seasonal updates, but it was the revamped Jackie that ultimately stole the show. Decades of reinvention later, creative director Alessandro Michele lends the new Jackie 1961 his unique take.But first, a bit of a history lesson. The iconic bag was originally called the Constance but became known as the Jackie after US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy declared it as her favourite handbag. Tom Ford revived it in the late 1990s, infusing the elegant bag with bold colours before Frida Giannini followed up with an even bolder design in 2009 dubbed “the New Jackie”. In 2014, supermodel Kate Moss modelled the “Jackie Soft”, a chic hobo rendition.