The Gucci loafer is one of the most iconic and luxurious pieces of footwear in the history of fashion.
The infamous factory that creates the legendary Gucci loafer is located just outside Florence, Italy, in a large, nondescript warehouse-like building. Recently, Gucci welcomed some of the first members of the media to ever enter the warehouse and allowed them to photograph their workers as they assembled the shoe. In this photographic series, you will see the moccasin as it is sewn together, colored, polished, hand-stained and eventually dried. One has a newfound respect for the shoe after witnessing the intensive process required for its creation.
That respect may be the only view you have of the shoe if you cannot afford its steep $550 price, but it is still worth admiring from afar. Others agree, the Gucci loafer is the only shoe to be placed on display at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York.