If you've missed seeing mother monster (aka Lady Gaga) on the big screen, you're in luck. The singer and actor is making her return to the big screen — the first film she’s done since her Oscar-nominated role as Ally in A Star Is Born (2018). Lady Gaga will star in House of Gucci, a biographical crime film from English film director and producer Ridley Scott. Scott — known for his work on memorable films such as Thelma and Louise, Gladiator, and Blade Runner — will explore the infamous assassination of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, at the hands of Maurizio’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani while Adam Driver will take on the role of Maurizio Gucci. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Scott film has been in the making for over a decade.
Back in March 2021, Lady Gaga first gave fans a taste of what to expect, fashion wise, from the film. In the photograph shared on Instagram, she and co-star Driver were decked out in full costume and makeup as the famed Italian couple. Gaga wore a black button-up turtleneck with black belted pants and accessorized with a host of gold and silver accessories. Besides Gaga's furry white cossack hat, the other star of the show was Driver's cream cable knit turtleneck sweater. The cozy item was paired with a half-down ski jumper tied around his hips and he wore Gucci's signature aviator glasses. The outfit very much rivaled Chris Evan's own cable-knit delight in Knives Out.
After seeing the sneak peek above of the two co-stars, you’ll want to cross your fingers and hope for more gorgeous behind-the-scenes footage to be posted. Until then, here’s everything you should know about one of the year's most anticipated movies.
House of Gucci Trailer
House of Gucci’s Instagram account released character posters and shared an official movie trailer. The individual photos featuring the likes of Lady Gaga, Driver, and Al Pacino gives further hints about each character’s style and provides a dramatized aesthetic that will surely accompany the movie. The ambiguous expressions, too, from the actors build further excitement.
House of Gucci Plot
Based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, the film House of Gucci will look back on the murder (as well as its aftermath) of Maurizio Gucci, and the infamous rise and fall of his ex-wife Reggiani.
If you need a quick fashion history recap on Reggiani and Gucci’s relationship, here's what to know: Reggiani married Gucci in 1972. The couple soon had their share of success, from the birth of their two daughters Alessandra and Allegra to winning control of the Gucci brand in a high-profile court battle against other Gucci family members.
Their relationship took a turn for the worse, however, in the mid-80s when Gucci claimed he was going on a business trip to Florence, Italy only for his wife Reggiani to find out he was skipping town permanently to start a new life. The pair officially split in 1991, but the real upset to Reggiani was when her husband sold Gucci to Bahrain-based firm Investcorp for somewhere between $150 million to $200 million dollars. Fast forward to March 27, 1995, where a hitman fatally shot Gucci in his office lobby in Milan. This led to a murder investigation that lasted two years with Reggiani receiving a 26 year prison sentence in 1997 for playing a part in the murder. She was released from prison in 2014 and currently lives in an upscale neighborhood in Milan. The Italian fashion socialite is back to living her affluent ways.
House of Gucci Cast
As you know, Gaga is playing Patrizia Reggiani and Driver takes on the role of Maurizio Gucci, but expect to see a lot of other A-list celebs involved with the film too. Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino, will play Aldo Gucci, the eldest son of founder Guccio Gucci. Jared Leto is also joining the project as Paolo Gucci, the son of Aldo. Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who has recently starred in HBO’s Watchmen, has also been casted as Rodolfo Gucci.
In March, photos of Gaga and Driver filming in Milan have become available. In them, you can see Gaga channeling peak retro fashion. One photo featured the actress in a plaid trench coat accompanied with a colorful head scarf tied at her shoulders while another showed a close-up of her ‘80s blowout hairstyle that gave way to showcase her medium-sized gold hoops.
If you can’t wait to dive into all of the drama, however, consider picking up a copy of Sara Gay Forden’s The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, which was used as inspiration for the script by screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna.
House of Gucci Costuming
Fashion aficionados and vintage clothing fans will want to keep their eyes peeled for the vintage costuming in House of Gucci. So far, it looks like the film’s wardrobe will consist entirely of either genuine vintage items or garments that were close recreations of designer pieces from the late 20th century. The movie’s production team had unlimited access to Gucci’s vintage archives while working on the film, which allowed costume designer Janty Yates to accurately capture historical details.
In addition, she also had to account for the fact that all of the pieces would be worn by Lady Gaga, who has a very particular sense of style. This led to the singer having an input in the outfits, too. Expect to see a wide array of unique, awe-inspiring Gaga looks. “She had 54 script days and she never repeated a look. Not even an earring,” Yates told Vogue.
Editor’s note: This piece was updated on 09.21.2021 at 3:30 p.m. to include the latest details on the House of Gucci.
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