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

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Harper Collins, May 8, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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 trial and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.

 

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

User Review  - Blaire - Goodreads

A decent read but too much focus on the finances of Gucci and too little on the murder itself (the supposed focal point of the story, if the back cover is to be believed) for my taste. I started ... Read full review

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

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Way too long Read full review

Contents

A DEATH
1
the gucci dynasty
6
gucci goes american
26
youthful rebellion
42
family rivalries
62
paolo strikes back
79
wins and losses
91
maurizio takes charge
101
changing partners
127
Americans
151
A DAY IN COURT
161
divorce
180
a mountain of debts
197
3 0
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About the author (2012)

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.

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