The true story behind House of Gucci

The true story behind House of Gucci
Patrizia Reggiani was convicted in 1998 of ordering her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci’s murder

The trailer for Casa da gucci, an upcoming crime film by Ridley Scott and starring Adam Driver e Lady Gaga, has dropped.

The pair star respectively as Maurizio Gucci, the one-time heir to the Gucci fortune, and Patrizia Reggiani, his ex-wife who was convicted in 1998 of ordering his murder three years prior.

Casa da gucci, which is scheduled for release in November this year, is based on the nonfiction book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, publicado em 2012 by Sara Gay Forden. The volume is a 288-page of Gucci’s death and the events surrounding it.

Maurizio Gucci was the son of Sandra Ravel, an Italian actor, and Rodolfo Gucci, himself the son of Guccio Gucci, who founded the Gucci fashion house in 1921 in Florence.

Following the death of Rodolfo Gucci in 1983, Maurizio wrestled control of the house of Gucci away from his uncle, Rodolfo’s brother Aldo Gucci. Conforme relatado por A Associated Press at the time of Aldo’s death in 1990, Maurizio in 1984 “used his 50 percent of the company to seize control, oust Aldo, and bring in new, novo, US-educated managers”. (Maurizio eventually sold his holdings to Investcorp, an investment company based in Bahrain, for a reported $100m in 1993.)

As Reggiani would later recall in an interview with The Observer, she and Maurizio met at a party, “and he fell madly in love with me”. The two married in 1972. De 1985, the union had soured, and Maurizio left the marriage “without warning”, de acordo com O jornal New York Times.

Sobre 27 Março 1995, Maurizio was shot dead outside his office in Milan by a gunman who fled the scene by car. Ele era 46 anos.

Maurizio Gucci was killed in Milan on 27 Março 1995
Patrizia Reggiani at Maurizio Gucci’s funeral on 3 abril 1995

Reggiani was arrested two years later, dentro 1997, and her high-profile trial opened in Milan in May 1998. Reggiani was accused, along with several co-conspirators, of orchestrating her former husband’s murder. The prosecution claimed she wanted to gain control of his estate; investigators at the time said they believed she feared Maurizio was about to marry another woman.

Reggiani, Enquanto isso, maintained her innocence, with her lawyers seeking to place the responsibility on a co-conspirator.

Reggiani was convicted in 1998 of ordering the murder and handed a 29-year prison sentence, which was later reduced to 26 years on appeal. “Evidently, they didn’t believe me,” she said upon hearing the verdict, de acordo com O jornal New York Times, adding as she was being taken back to her cell: “Truth is the daughter of time.” Four other accomplices were also found guilty.

Patrizia Reggiani leaves Milan police headquarters on 31 Janeiro 1997

Reggiani was released from custody in 2016.

“I think I am a very strong person because I survived all these years in captivity," ela disse The Observer in a profile that same year. “I slept a lot. I took care of my plants. I looked after Bambi, my pet ferret.” Reggiani added of her years in custody: “I don’t like to talk about this time at all. It is all a bad dream to me.”

The House of Gucci is scheduled for release in the US on 24 novembro 2021. You can find out more about the film aqui.

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