TheChicGeek says, "If you received a Teddy Ruxpin in the 1980’s your parents had money. Alessandra Gucci, the daughter of Maurizio and Patrizia Gucci, in the new film, House of Gucci, unwraps the talking teddy bear at their ski chalet in St. Moritz just as her parents’ marriage is starting to disintegrate.
The film centres on the grandson of the Gucci founder and his rollercoaster relationship and ultimate murder under his wife’s auspices, played by Lady Gaga.
Left - The Gucci Mob
Gaga is intense and totally commited, down to the bad make-up, Jared Leto is unrecognisable as Maurizio’s cousin, Paolo Gucci. Al Pacino is like a mob boss as his uncle, Aldo, while Jeremy Irons adds some class as Rodolfo Gucci, Maurizio’s father, who early on knew the true motivation for Patrizia.
The film has a great soundtrack, though it doesn’t correspond exactly with the timeline, add in New York, disco and glamour and it brings to mind the recent Halston series with Ewan McGregor. I didn't realise Maurizio was still at Gucci when Tom Ford arrived to completely reinvent the brand.
The styling is good. Gucci’s famous snaffle loafers make a starring role, plus there’s a few Jackie bags and monogrammed prints. This will only propel the mega-brand to even greater exposure and popularity. Even the bad 1980’s jewellery. This film is a reseller’s dream.
The only jarring moments were the disco scene at the beginning - it wasn’t very 70s and looked like a made- for-movie set with strange dance floor - and Domenico de Sole’s white socks - not sure any Italian of taste would wear white sports socks with black shoes.
Paolo Gucci’s eccentric and mocked designs could surely have found at home with the Etro family?! And the budget Wintour and Leon Talley are funny.
The film is hammy, but that’s okay because every actor is committed. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani (Gucci)
Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci
Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci
Salma Hayek as 'psychic' Pina Auriemma
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