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

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HarperCollins, 2001 - 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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User Review  - mrtall - LibraryThing

The soap opera-esque events covered make this book's content good fun, but it's badly written and too long. It ended up being a chore to finish, which is a crime, given the made-for-TV antics of the pampered Gucci clan. Read full review

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For this cautionary tale about the Gucci dynasty, former journalist Forden (Women's Wear Daily) draws on numerous interviews, articles, and books, in particular Gerald McKnight's A House Divided (LJ ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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