The House of Gucci

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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780688163136
Characteristics: xiii, 351 p. :,ill.
Alternative Title: Gucci


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adagarcon Oct 14, 2012

"In Forden's "House of Gucci", the tumultuous rise and fall of
arguably worlds most known luxury brand is laid on a platter.
Starting with the founder and his successive heirs, the journey is filled with familial contention, jealousy and an outright sense of entitlement. While there is much about the brand itself, Forden delves deep into how a breakdown in family communication and a sense of aloofness led the brand to the brink of disaster. Lo and behold, in comes Clark Kent (Tom Ford), through Dawn Mello who resuscitates the brand with Domencio Del Sole... You know how the story ends, but its what's in between that fills these pages with a bit confectionery delight."

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