Stating “It was a name that sounded so sweet, so seductive” in the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci,Lady Gaga struts her stuff down an Italian side street shrouded in furs and dripping in gold.
Set in 1995 Italy, the highly anticipated fashion biopic follows the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite played by Gaga, who following her marriage into fashion royalty was sentenced to 29 years in jail for organizing the murder of husband Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), heir to the Gucci empire.
Fur coats, mounds of jewelry, perfectly tailored suits and alpine-chic attire dominate the film’s first trailer featuring a dressed-to-kill (pun intended) Gaga, a drastically aged Jared Leto (as Gucci vice-president, Paolo Gucci,) and Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, the son of Guccio Gucci, the luxury brand’s founder.) with Blondie‘s “Heart Of Glass” as the soundscape.
Slated for a 11.24.21 theatrical release, the all too familiar tale of wealth, betrayal, and murder-focused film is based on the book “The House Of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed,” by Sara Gay Forden that delves into “what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control,” according to production studio Universal Pictures.
During the 1970s and ’80s, Reggiani and Gucci were one of Italy’s first and most beloved celebrity couples, complete with a personalized number plate made of their portmanteau: “Maurizia.”
Maurizio Gucci’s assassination became the scandal of the 1990s, and the potential motives of his hot-headed wife captured the attention of all Italians.