By  on April 13, 2010

SINGAPORE — Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, marked her first visit here Monday in a very special way — by having an orchid named after her. She also revealed plans for the brand to launch children’s wear later this year.

The city state, whose national flower is the orchid, creates and names special blooms for important guests who have included R&B star Rihanna and the late Princess Diana. The Paravanda Frida, a white flower with fuchsia tips, was also the inspiration for 88 limited edition Boston bags that Giannini designed only for Singapore to benefit a local children’s charity called Mainly I Love Kids, or MILK.

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