House of Gucci: What to expect


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Nivi Khatana, Alum

Father, Son and House of Gucci. Murder entangled with an Italian fashion empire, an intriguing setting and the basis of Hollywood’s upcoming film: “House of Gucci.” 

“House of Gucci” is inspired by the true story of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and her husband, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver)and his subsequent murder. Here is an ultimate guide as the movie’s release date is fast approaching. 

The much-anticipated biopic is set to release in theaters on November 24th, the night before Thanksgiving in the U.S. Definitely something to be thankful for. 

The cast is jam-packed with the greatest stars. Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, playing Paolo Gucci (Maurizio’s cousin), Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci (Paolo’s father), Salma Hayek as Pina Auriemma (Patrizia’s close friend and psychic) and Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci (Maurizio’s father) … did I mention Lady Gaga? The cast consists of numerous Academy Award winners and nominees. Pulled together by director Ridley Scott, the film becomes even more promising. 

If there is one thing for sure, the fashion is impeccable. The movie cannot rightfully be based on the Gucci name without honoring it with extravagant costumes. In the trailers alone, Signore e Signora Gucci are seen in glitter, ‘70s and ‘80s inspired couture and knitwear. Despite the murder/action plot, the costumes are definite eye-catchers in every scene. 

Designer Janty Yates was responsible for overseeing the creation of the movie fashion. In an interview with the New York Times, she said she was able to incorporate aspects from Gucci archives, in addition to top vintage dealers from eBay and Etsy to source pieces for the film. In total, Yates estimates 300 costumes were fitted for the film. 

“The movie spanned a 20-year period in which fashion changed dramatically — 1975 to 1995 — so there had to be real range in the costumes, plus everything had to be made for [Lady Gaga],” said Yates. 

With the film’s setting focusing majorly on a literal fashion empire, it makes sense for such dedicated attention to detail in the costume design. 

“[Lady Gaga] had 54 shooting days with 54 different looks,” said Yates. “And we didn’t repeat a single item, not even an earring.”

Spectacular costumes, murder, an A-level cast“House of Gucci” is simply a must-watch upon its release.