Originally founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, Gucci has become a go-to source for luxury leather goods as well as womenswear, menswear, and accessory collections. The Italian fashion house has been a favorite with celebrities and fashion followers for decades, winning over Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., Madonna, and even modern men like James Franco. Tom Ford is credited with reviving the brand during the '90s by incorporating his racy vision and sex appeal. After over a decade at Gucci's helm, in 2004 Ford stepped down. Today designer Frida Giannini acts as creative director, overseeing both the men's and women's collections and helping to keep the Gucci aesthetic modern while not forgetting its roots in luxury leather wares.