Princess Diana & Gucci's Bamboo Handle

Even today, more than 20 years after her tragic death, Princess Diana remains a style icon for many. On multiple occasions #PrincessDiana was seen carrying one of Gucci’s Bamboo Handbags.

There aren’t many features of handbag history as recognisable and inventive as the curved handles on the famous @Gucci Bamboo Handbags.

#Gucci debuted the iconic bamboo handles in 1947. In Europe, bamboo cane could still be imported from Japan, and Gucci craftsmen discovered how to heat and bend the bamboo in a way that retained the curved shape after cooling down and being attached to a handbag.

The bamboo handles were so unique and distinctive, making them an instant hit. Their popularity still remains, and they are used today under Gucci’s current creative director Alessandro Michele.

Recast is proud to offer one of Gucci’s Bamboo Handbags as part of Release 1.

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