NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE from director Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver
The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty, now fully updated with a new afterword
On the morning of March 27, 1995, four quick shots cracked through Milan’s elegant streets. Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, had been ambushed, slain on the steps to his office by an unknown gunman. Two years later, Milan’s chief of police entered the sumptuous palazzo of Maurizio’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani—nicknamed “the Black Widow” by the press—and arrested her for the murder.
Did Patrizia kill her ex-husband because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because he was preparing to marry his mistress? Or is it possible Patrizia didn’t do it at all?
The Gucci story is one of glitz, glamour, and intrigue—a chronicle of the rise, near fall, and subsequent resurgence of a fashion dynasty. Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and widely acclaimed, The House of Gucci is a page-turning account of high fashion, high finance, and heartrending personal tragedy
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Sara Gay Forden’s juicy biography—the inspiration behind the controversial Ridley Scott movie—shines a spotlight on the dramatic, volatile, and enchanting Gucci family. The book chronicles the fashion house’s history, from the opening of their first store in Florence to Maurizio Gucci’s shocking assassination in broad daylight, a hit organized by his disgruntled wife, Patrizia Reggiani (played with gusto in the movie by Lady Gaga). Forden paints an opulent portrait of a competitive family slowly torn apart by jealousy, and every snapshot is gasp-worthy, from Maurizio forging the signature of his dying father to scandals involving the elite world of high fashion, mistresses, tax fraud, prison sentences, vicious lawsuits, and, of course, murder. Narrator Fajer Al-Kaisi masters each character’s accent, from an old Sicilian getaway driver to ascending American designer Tom Ford. The House of Gucci is a deliciously thorough account of one of the 20th century’s most glamorous and diabolical dynasties.
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Loved the history behind the luxury brand
Cuz there was a murder it was so scary it was mad btw just weird…