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

Authors: Forden, Sara G.
Publisher: Custom House, William Morrow
BISAC/Subject: BIO013000, TRU002000, BUS070090, BUS035000
ISBN: 9780062222671, Related ISBNs: 0062222678, 9780060937751, 9780062222671
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE from director Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver

The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty

On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli--nicknamed "The Black Widow" by the press--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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