The House of Gucci [Movie Tie-in]: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed: A Summer Beach Read

The House of Gucci [Movie Tie-in]: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed: A Summer Beach Read

by Sara Gay Forden
The House of Gucci [Movie Tie-in]: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed: A Summer Beach Read

The House of Gucci [Movie Tie-in]: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed: A Summer Beach Read

by Sara Gay Forden

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Overview

New York Times Bestseller * Source for the MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063159983
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Edition description: Move Tie-in
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 1,099,297
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sara Gay Forden covered the Italian fashion industry from Milan for more than 15 years, chronicling the explosion of labels including Gucci, Armani, Versace, Prada and Ferragamo from family ateliers into mega brands. She is now based in Washington, D.C. with Bloomberg News, leading a team that covers lobbying and the challenges faced by big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.

Table of Contents

Gucci Family Tree ix

1 A Death 1

2 The Gucci Dynasty 8

3 Gucci Goes American 35

4 Youthful Rebellion 57

5 Family Rivalries 85

6 Paolo Strikes Back 109

7 Wins and Losses 126

8 Maurizio Takes Charge 140

9 Changing Partners 176

10 Americans 210

11 A Day In Court 224

12 Divorce 250

13 A Mountain of Debts 274

14 Luxury Living 308

I5 Paradeisos 326

16 Turnaround 343

17 Arrests 378

18 Trial 400

19 Takeover 429

Epilogue 470

Afterword : Everything's Gucci 483

Acknowledgments 499

Notes 503

Index 517

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