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The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed

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The startling and dramatic true story behind the murder of Maurizio Gucci, and the rise, fall, and rise again of the Gucci dynasty

Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995 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?

In this gripping account of the ascent, eventual collapse, and resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, Sara Gay Forden takes us behind the scenes of the second trial of the century and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.

From the day Guccio Gucci opened his modest leathergoods shop in Florence in the 1900s to the day Investcorp took control of the multimillion-dollar company in 1993, from the signature horse-bit loafers and bamboo-handled bags of the 1980s to the sexy, hard-edged Tom Ford designs of today, The House of Gucci tells a riveting story of high fashion, high finance, and heartrending personal tragedy.

Synopsis:

Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci in 1995 because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress Paola Franchi? Is there a chance she didn't do it at all?

In this gripping account of the ascent, eventual collapse, and the resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, Sara Forden takes us behind the scenes of the second Trial of the Century and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.

From the day Guccio Gucci opened his modest leather goods shop in Florence in the early 1900s to the day Investscorp took control of the multimillion dollar company in 1993; from the signature horse-bit loafers and bamboo-handled bags of the '80s to the sexy, hard-edged Tom Ford designs of today, this is a riveting story of high fashion, high finance, and heartrending personal tragedy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-342) and index.

About the Author

Sara Gay Forden is the former Milan bureau chief and business correspondent for Women's Wear Daily. Now editor in chief of the new Italian magazine L'UNA, she lives in Milan with her Italian husband and their young daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688163136
Subtitle:
A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
Author:
Forden, Sara Gay
Author:
Forden, Sara G.
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Clothing trade
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Fashion designers
Subject:
Businessmen
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 70
Publication Date:
20000822
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.56x6.45x1.35 in. 1.52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci in 1995 because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress Paola Franchi? Is there a chance she didn't do it at all?

In this gripping account of the ascent, eventual collapse, and the resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, Sara Forden takes us behind the scenes of the second Trial of the Century and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.

From the day Guccio Gucci opened his modest leather goods shop in Florence in the early 1900s to the day Investscorp took control of the multimillion dollar company in 1993; from the signature horse-bit loafers and bamboo-handled bags of the '80s to the sexy, hard-edged Tom Ford designs of today, this is a riveting story of high fashion, high finance, and heartrending personal tragedy.

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