Women's coat; of dark red suede with lynx fur trim: wide shawl collar, and long sleeves trimmed with fur; wrap front, with attached belt with signature "G" metal buckle in gold ,red and green that attached at the proper left waist; below knee length; slightly flared skirt; hem is trimmed with fur.
Gucci opened at store in Chicago in 1971, first selling accessories and luggage from a store in the Allerton Hotel and then opening a stand-alone boutique at the corner of Michigan and Huron. Ms. Lenore Weiss, a Chicago court reporter for over 50 years, purchased this beautiful, classic coat at the Chicago Gucci flagship store a few years after it opened.
Gucci, one of the most sought after luxury brands of the 1970s, began as a leather goods studio in Florence, Italy. This finely brushed leather coat trimmed with lynx sports the famous ‘G’ - a symbol synonymous with the House of Gucci - as its closure. The house introduced the iconic double ‘G’ in red and green during World War II.