TEAM GUCCI: American show-jumper champion Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, has joined Gucci’s team of riding ambassadors. To celebrate the partnership, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini has designed a riding collection dedicated to Springsteen. Available at select Gucci stores worldwide, the mainly black collection includes technical clothes and accessories for show jumping and training, embellished with Gucci motifs. “I have been riding since I was four years old, and grew up around horses. I love the freedom you feel on horseback, and enjoy the discipline of competition,” Springsteen said. “Riding in the collection that Frida has created for me is an honor and great fun — it combines the best of sport and style.”
Springsteen, who will don her customized Gucci riding wardrobe at the Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as during the competitions of the Global Champions Tour, is the latest to join the Gucci riding ambassadors’ team, which also includes Charlotte Casiraghi, Edwina Tops-Alexander and Guillaume Canet.
This story first appeared in the February 4, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.