Lady Gaga wowed in a stunning white wedding dress as she filmed the House Of Gucci biopic in Rome, Italy on Thursday.
The 35-year-old actress looked amazing when she transformed into ‘black widow’ Patrizia Reggiani to film her wedding to Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver.
Ridley Scott’s autobiographical drama documents Reggiani’s marriage, divorce, and subsequent plot to murder her ex-husband.
Wow: Lady Gaga wowed in a voluminous wedding dress as she filmed the House Of Gucci biopic in Milan
Patrizia and Maurizio married in 1973 when they were both around 24 years old and went on to have two children – Alessandra and Allegra.
The marriage is believed to have sparked a rift with Maurizio’s ‘overprotective’ father, Rodolfo at the time, who ‘disapproved’ of Patrizia’s background, reports The Guardian.
Gaga looked amazing as she wore a stunning white lace wedding dress with long sleeves and a scalloped hem.
Gaga stars as the ‘black widow’ opposite her on-screen husband Adam Driver, who plays Maurizio Gucci, heir to the famous Italian fashion empire.
The film, which documents Reggiani’s sensational plot to assassinate her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Tale of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden.
Stunning: The 35-year-old actress looked amazing when she transformed into ‘black widow’ Patrizia Reggiani to film her wedding to Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver
Plot: Ridley Scott’s autobiographical drama documents marriage, divorce, and Reggiani’s subsequent plot to murder her ex-husband
Reggiani has been convicted of paying € 300,000 (£ 240,000) to a hitman to assassinate Gucci, 46, heir to the fashion empire.
Her husband had left her for another woman ten years earlier after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned.
She was also reportedly furious that her ex-husband had started seeing other women and feared his daughters’ $ 170 million inheritance would be in danger if he remarried before he ordered the coup.
She also wanted more than the $ 650,000 offered to her in a divorce settlement, the court said.
Marriage: Patrizia and Maurizio married in 1973 when they were both around 24 years old and went on to have two children – Alessandra and Allegra
Reggiani eventually hired hitman Benedetto Ceraulo, an indebted pizzeria owner who shot Gucci on the steps of his office in Milan as he arrived for work. Ceraulo was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
She was sentenced after her psychic and confidante Pina Auriemma became an informant and informed the police about the plot.
During the murder trial, which stabbed Italy, Reggiani arrived every day wearing Gucci clothing and accessories from head to toe.
The court heard how she ordered the murder of her husband after he offered her $ 650,000 as part of a divorce settlement.
She was originally sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 years – with her ferret Bambi as a companion for part of the time – before being released in October 2014.
Having Bambi by his side was a special privilege negotiated by his lawyers – but he was to suffer an unfortunate death when a fellow inmate accidentally sat on him.
Shocking: Reggiani, pictured with Maurizio, was originally sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 years before being released in October 2014
Well known for her luxurious lifestyle, Reggiani once said, “ I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bike ” and turned down the offer of one day in jail because that would have meant to do “ bondage ” work.
In 2017, a court ruled that Reggiani was entitled to receive £ 900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and she received a lump sum of £ 16million for her prison sentence.
Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company made famous by its double G logo.
In the early 1990s, he was hit with problems and sold the label for $ 120 million, just two years before his death.
The new film is slated for release on November 24, 2021.
The Gucci Empire
Gucci’s fashion empire was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, a Florentine leather goods manufacturer whose business selling leather travel bags flourished after the Depression and World War II.
Guccio’s son, Aldo, expanded the business to Paris, New York and Tokyo, as the “G twins” of the surname became a global fashion icon.
In 1974, the Gucci empire had 14 stores and 46 franchised stores around the world.
Around the same time, celebrities like Jackie Kennedy were helping to make Gucci the world’s number one fashion brand by adopting its products.
Maurizio Gucci, Guccio’s grandson and Aldo’s nephew, took control of the company from the board of directors after Aldo, who was sent to prison for tax evasion in 1986 at the age of 81.
However, Maurizio would be the last member of the family to run the Gucci business.
By 1989, nearly 50 percent of the company had been bought out by Investcorp, a group of investment bankers who were looking for shares in the company.
In 1993, Maurizio sold his stake for $ 170 million to a Bahrain-based investment firm.