Gucci heirs worry over Ridley Scott’s family portrayal in House of Gucci

Guccio Gucci’s great-grandson, who founded the luxury fashion house that had his name in Florence nearly a century ago, is appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to honor his family’s legacy in a new film.

“The House of Gucci”, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, is based on a 1995 book about the murder of one of Gucci’s grandchildren, Maurizio, and the trial and punishment of his ex-wife. Patrizia Rezignei, portrayed by Lady Gaga, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a contract of murder.

One of Maurizio’s second cousins, Patricia Gucci, is concerned that the film goes beyond the headline-grabbing true-crime story and that Guccio enters the private life of the Gucci heirs.

“We are really disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family, ”Gucci told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “They are stealing the identity of a family so as to make a profit, increase the income of the Hollywood system …. Our family has identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But a borderline That cannot be exceeded. “

Patrizia Gucci stated that she reached out to Ridley Scott’s wife Giannina Facio for clarification on the scope of the film, but received no response. Fascio met with members of the Gucci family in the early 2000s to discuss another project that saw the role of Patrizia Gucci’s father, Paolo, and grandfather Aldo in expanding the brand into a global player The focus was on. The fact that the production company did not reach out for the new film only raises family concerns, she said.

Ridley Scott’s production company did not respond to requests for comment, also made through their Italian counterpart.

Gucci is not the first Italian fashion family to wrestle with onscreen depictions of tragic events. The Versace family made a statement in 2018 about the season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story”, which called for the murder of fashion house founder Gianni Versace, stating that the TV series is not authorized and it was ” Fiction work “should be considered.

Patrizia Gucci said that her family will decide what action they can take after watching the film. His concerns have led top actors to play the role of family members whose stories are due to the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, Scott’s current lack of contact with the production company, and the inaccuracies on which the film is based.

Al Pacino played Aldo Gucci, whom his granddaughter remembers as an expert salesman who opened Gucci’s stores in Rome through Condotti and in New York, bringing VIP customers and expanding the brand’s global reach. And Jared Leto played Paolo Gucci, whose creative contributions included the Gucci brand’s famous Double-G logo as well as its trademark plasticized bags and the idea of ​​making moccasins.

This is the story she recounts in her book “Gucci, The True Story of a Successful Dynasty”, which was published in 2015 in Italian.

Patrizia Gucci said paparazzi photos from the set “Gucci’s house” are not reassuring.

“My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all the Guchis, and very tall, blue-eyed and very handsome.” He is being played by Al Pacino, who is not too tall already, and this photo shows him with a thick, short, sideburn, really ugly. Shameful, because he doesn’t meet her at all, “said Patricia Gucci.

Meanwhile, Leto’s Paolo Gucci is shown with no hair, and a lilac cordeuro suit does not fit his daughter’s memories. “Terrible, terrible.” I still feel bad, ” she said.

The Gucci family has not been involved with the Gucci fashion house since 1993, when Maurizio sold the rest of his stake to the Bahrain-based company Investcorp. It was later purchased by the French group PPR, which is now Kering. The fashion house is collaborating with “The House of Gucci”, opening its archives for the film company for wardrobe and props. Salma Hayek, wife of Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, appears in the film. Leto is a close friend of creative director Alessandro Michele.

This story is published from a wire agency feed without modifications of the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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