House of Gucci
The official movie-tie-in edition of MGM’s blockbuster adaptation starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and directed by Ridley Scott: The House of Gucci is Sara Forden's sensational true chronicle of the murder that rocked the Gucci dynasty. Now updated with a new afterword.
On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli—nicknamed “The Black Widow” by the press—was sentenced to twenty-nine years in prison, for arranging his murder.
Did Patrizia murder her ex-husband because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility she didn’t do it at all?
The Gucci story is one of glitz; glamour; intrigue; the rise, near fall, and subsequent resurgence of a fashion dynasty. Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and widely acclaimed, The House of Gucci will captivate readers with its page-turning account of high fashion, high finance, and heart-rending personal tragedy.