Revisiting the Real-Life History That Inspired “House of Gucci”

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By Tobias Carroll We’re a week away from the release of the Ridley Scott-directed film House of Gucci, a film which combines a high-profile cast with a tale of high couture, betrayal and murder. And while the idea of a prominent family in the world of fashion becoming embroiled in murder plots might seem like the stuff of potboilers, the history behind the film is very, very real. When The New York Times covered the trial of Patrizia Reggiani for ordering the killing of ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, Alessandra Stanley noted that the case was “even by Italian standards, sensational.” Three years a…

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