The Italian firm Gucci starred in one of the scans that have shaken fashion the most, we talk about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, heir to the brand, it is this moment that inspired the film starring Adam Driver y Lady Gaga. Find out what it is the true story behind the new House of Gucci tape.
This Thursday, November 25, 2021, House of Gucci opens Directed by Ridley Scott and based on the book “The House of Gucci” (2001) by Sara Gay Forden, It has an interesting cast that includes Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, Salma Hayek playing Pina Auriemma, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, in addition to Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, who personify the couple of Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani respectively.
House of Gucci narra the stormy love of Maurizio and Patrizia that ended in tragedy in Italy; exposing the truth of their marriage, the situation of the Gucci brand and the origin of what is now known as “The Black Widow of Italy”. We also tell you why Reggiani does not agree that it is Lady Gaga who interprets her.
The true story that inspired House of Gucci
Fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the Italian brand, married Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) in 1973. Although Rodolfo Gucci, father of the groom, did not agree in that relationship, since he was sure that she was only after his fortune.
The couple had two daughters, Allegra and Alessandra (although only one is mentioned in the film). Patrizia began to get involved in the family emporium, supporting and in a way pressuring Maurizio, who had already inherited the presidency of the company. While they had a legal fight with his uncle, Aldo Gucci (Al Pacino) and his cousin Paolo (Jared Leto), Aldo’s son.
The power began to cause friction between the couple and Maurizio Gucci began an affair with another woman, Paola Franchi, whom he filled with luxury. Gucci filed for divorce from Patrizia in 1992, reaching a millionaire support agreement, but leaving her with great resentment.
Maurizio’s extravagant spending led him to sell his Gucci shares to investment group Investcorp in 1993 for $ 170 million. A year and a half later, on March 27, 1995, fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci was shot dead outside his office in Milan, Italy. After two years of investigation, it was discovered what many claimed, that it was Patrizia who ordered the assassination of her ex-husband with the support of her friend Pina Auriemma Salma Hayek. Thus was born the “black widow of Italy” who was sentenced to 26 years in prison, but was released in 2014, for good behavior.
Patrizia Reggiani didn’t like being played by Lady Gaga
Upon learning of the film, the “black widow of Italy”, Patrizia Reggiani, expressed to the media her disagreement that it was Lady Gaga who will play her, the reason she gave was:
“I am quite upset that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott movie without having had the consideration and sensitivity to come meet me.”
Singer Lady Gaga was quick to react to these statements by Reggiani and replied:
“I only felt that I could do this story justice if I approached it with the gaze of a curious woman who was interested in possessing a journalistic spirit so that she could read between the lines what was happening in the scenes of the film, which means that no one was leaving. to say who Patrizia Gucci was, not even Patrizia Gucci “.