The real story behind House of Gucci

After months of excitement, Gucci House IFinally here. which is long overdue Ridley Scott A movie starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga, tells the explosive story behind marriage Patrizia Reggiani (gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Driver), which became famous for the murder of Gucci.

The film was adapted from Sarah Jay Forden’s 2001 non-fiction book of the same name and chronicles the rise of the Gucci family dynasty, documenting each final competition, lawsuit, and imprisonment.

From the rise of the Gucci brand to the disastrous end of the Reggiani and Gucci marriage, here’s everything you need to know about the true story behind Gucci House before going to see the movie.

Who is the founder of Gucci?

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Iconic now fashion The brand was founded by an Italian businessman named Guccio Gucci. Born in 1881 in Florence, Guccio first tasted the luxury market when he ventured to England and worked at the Savoy Hotel in London.

In 1906, he returned to Italy to found Gucci, which began as a saddlery breed selling travel items and soon ventured into handcrafted leather goods.

Guccio had five children from his wife Aida: Grimalda, Vasco, Aldo, Rodolfo and Enzo, who died at the age of nine. The couple also took care of Aida’s son, Ugo, who she shared with a former partner. Ugo was later adopted by Guccio.

Guccio was said to have pitted his sons against each other at will while giving very little to his daughter. Instead, his inheritance was distributed to his sons Vasco and Aldo (Al Pacino in the movie) and Rodolfo (Jeremy Irons).

By 1921, the second generation of Guccis joined the family business, and by 1953, when Guccio passed away, the company began to be known as the luxury brand it is today.

The drama of the film began to appear in the 1970s, when the third generation of Guccis entered the company.

Who is Maurizio Gucci?


Maurizio Gucci was the son of Rodolfo Gucci. He started working for the company in the 1970s under his uncle Aldo, and worked his way up to his father’s death in 1983.

Rodolfo’s death left Maurizio with the bulk of his shares, making him the company’s largest shareholder. However, this did not satisfy Aldo and his two sons, who sued Maurizio, accusing him of forging his signature in his father’s will to avoid paying inheritance tax. This prompted Maurizio to flee to Switzerland – he was originally convicted of forging the signature but was later acquitted.

Disagreement among family members also stemmed from the fact that Maurizio did not like Aldo’s approach to the company, and felt that mass production of Gucci products undermined its identity as an exclusive brand.

After Aldo was imprisoned for tax evasion, Maurizio succeeded in taking control of the company. But by 1993, Maurizio had accumulated huge debts from excessive spending and had to sell his 50 percent stake in the company to investors, putting an end to the Gucci family’s ownership of the company.

Who was Patricia Reggiani and how did you meet Maurizio?

Patricia Reggiani in the 80’s


Reggiani Patrizia Martinelli was born. Residing in Milan, she grew up poor and did not know her biological father. However, at the age of twelve, her mother married a wealthy businessman named Ferdinando Reggiani, who raised Patrizia as his own.

By the time Patricia was an adult, she was known as a wealthy socialite in Milan. She met Maurizio at a party in 1970, where he likened her to Elizabeth Taylor.

“I met Maurizio at a party and he fell madly in love with me,” said Reggiani. Watchman Their first encounter is in a 2016 interview. “I was exciting and different.”

The couple married after two years of dating in 1972. However, Rodolfo did not approve of the relationship, citing Reggiani’s background as an issue. He believed that she was a social climber and as a result of his refusal, he did not attend the couple’s wedding.

Maurizio Gucci and Patricia Reggiani after their marriage.


However, the trio eventually reconciled after the birth of Maurizio and Patrizia’s first daughter, Alessandra.

It is believed that their marital problems arose in 1983, after Maurizio acquired a majority stake in Gucci. Patricia, who had been deeply involved with the company throughout their relationship, told the Guardian at the time: “Maurizio had gone crazy. Until then I had been his chief advisor on all matters relating to Gucci. But he wanted to be the best, and he stopped listening to me.”

The couple separated in 1985 when Maurizio went on a business trip to Florence and sent a friend to alert Patrizia that he was not coming home and that he wanted a divorce.

The couple did not officially separate until 1994, however, when Patricia received a settlement of 2.5 million euros and an annual alimony payment of 650 thousand euros, which she called famous. “Just a bowl of lentils.”

Patricia lost the right to use the Gucci name after the divorce but kept doing it Republic: “I still feel like Gucci – in fact, the most Gucci of them all.”

How did Maurizio die?

On March 27, 1995, Maurizio was shot several times while outside his office in Milan.

The only witness to the murder was Giuseppe Onorato, the janitor of Maurizio’s office building, who also shot himself.

Two years later, an anonymous tip led to the arrest of Patrizia for facilitating the death of her ex-husband.

The trial was highly publicized thanks to the Gucci family’s public profile, with Patrizia being dubbed the “Black Widow” in the tabloids.

Patricia claimed she was innocent. However, three people involved in Maurizio’s death admitted their involvement and Patricia’s role in organizing it, leading to her conviction in 1998.

Patricia was charged with premeditated murder and sentenced to 29 years in prison, though she ended up serving only 18 of them.

Released in 2016, Patricia is now 72 years old, works as a consultant for a Milan jewelry company, and has publicly admitted her role in her husband’s death. in a Italian reality TV showAsked why she didn’t shoot Maurizio herself, she replied: “My eyesight is not good. I didn’t want to miss it.”

Patricia Reggiani took a photo of shopping in Milan in 2018.

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Although she played her in the movie, Patrizia never met Lady Gaga. Talking to forgetAbout this, an Italian news agency said: “I am somewhat disturbed by the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott movie without the thought and sensitivity to come and meet me.”

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