Gucci Handbag Showdown: Dionysus vs. Marmont

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Collection photos from Gucci, New Delhi.

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Shiny box leather gold grommets and giant floral patches, sheer love. Yay or Nay?

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Back photo: BLIND FOR LOVE

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The topic of today is iconic bags. We have recently written about Gucci’s current all-star status in the fashion world (read: What Were The Top Luxury Brands For Q2?), and now it’s time to delve into two of the brand’s most popular, iconic, and powerful products: the Marmont and the Dionysus.

How would one characterize the Dionysus’ personality? Dionysus: God of wine, festivities and madness. The name Dionysus imbues this bag with an immortal human desire for pleasure as well as a transcendent feeling of release.

And what about her opponent? It’s all in the name. Marmont, of course, evokes the Chateau Marmont. With those iconic towers, and the facade of a French castle, the Marmont is a legend and the muse of many writers and musicians. Just a stone’s throw away from Grauman’s Chinese Theater and a short drive from the heart of Hollywood, the Chateau Marmont is a symbol of the mystique of the nouveau riche and the cultural icons of today and yesterday.

The Dionysus and the Marmont are Gucci’s two “It” Bags of the moment. (Read: The Ultimate “It” Bag Analysis). To compare and contrast them, we’ll take a look at the many celebs who don them regularly, as well as some Instagram pics for some extra eye candy. At the end, we’ll ask for your verdict. Which one will you choose?

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Gucci Dionysus

Celebrity Style

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Beyonce

Beyonce

Beyonce

Beyonce

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Instagram Eye Candy

@lyxvsbudget.se

@lyxvsbudget.se

@myparisitlife

@myparisitlife

@monicaguiluz

@monicaguiluz

@thechicndamned

@thechicndamned

@kristinehauglid

@kristinehauglid

@lolariostyle

@lolariostyle

Gucci Marmont

Celebrity Style

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

Instagram Eye Candy

@monicaguiluz

@monicaguiluz

@tatjana_pastellrose

@tatjana_pastellrose

@kenzas

@kenzas

@shea.whitney

@shea.whitney

@brooklynblonde1

@brooklynblonde1

@st_alinaalina

@st_alinaalina

Time to Declare Your Vote!

So now that you’ve seen it all, what’s the final verdict?! The unique Dionysus, or the classic flap–esque Marmont?

And, if you’re so inclined, tell us your favorite celeb look from this showdown x

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