The house of Gucci: a sensational story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed
"Think the Gucci name is all about logos and loafers? This gripping book about the empire and murder of Maurizio Gucci...reveals the ugly truth behind fashion's most fabulous family."--Glamour
Named one of the best books of the year by the Economist, House Of Gucci tells the remarkable story of the power of the Gucci Dynasty and their famed luxury goods house. While the business was achieving unprecedented success, the family found itself shrouded in personal tragedy.
In 1993, Gucci's financial partner, InvestCorp, forced Maurizio Gucci, the last of the Gucci family to run the Gucci Corporation, out for draining company coffers with extravagant business practices. However, on March 27, 1995, the Gucci heir was slain as he approached his office building. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli was sentenced to 29 years in prison, for arranging his murder.
Did Patrizia murder her ex-husband 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?
The Gucci story is one of glitz, glamour, intrigue, the rise, near fall and subsequent resurgence of a fashion dynasty. Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and widely acclaimed, The House of Gucci will captivate readers with its page-turning account of high fashion, high finance, and heart-rending personal tragedy.
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|Grouping Author||forden sara gay|
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Businessmen -- Italy -- Biography
Clothing trade -- Italy
Gucci, Maurizio, -- 1948-1995
Trials (Murder) -- Italy
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|title_full||The house of Gucci : a sensational story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed / by Sarah Gay Forden|
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