Why is Adam Driver within the Alps, carrying an Aran sweater and porny glasses with Woman Gaga?In these occasions, you might be forgiven for considering that they’re simply taking part in elaborate dress-up for Instagram, or maybe even starring in a brand new vintage-ski-inspired Gucci marketing campaign. However in reality the 2 are within the early levels of filming Home of Gucci, an upcoming Ridley Scott movie primarily based on the 2000 Sara Homosexual Forden e book of the identical title.The movie covers a scandalous saga that will appear unimaginable to these extra acquainted with the genderfluid dreamworld of Gucci inventive director Alessandro Michele. In reality, there was a serious interval of drama in Gucciworld, to place it flippantly. In 1995, Maurizio Gucci, then-head of Gucci and grandson of the home’s founder, was murdered by a hitman on the way in which into his Milan workplace. Patrizia Reggiani, his eccentric Italian socialite ex-wife, was convicted of hiring the hitman. She turned generally known as the “Black Widow” for her over-the-top model and gallows humor; when a reporter requested her why she didn’t simply shoot Maurizio herself, she replied, “My eyesight will not be so good. I didn’t need to miss.”She was launched in 2014—she turned down a suggestion of launch in 2011 as a result of she had by no means labored earlier than, and the thought horrified her—and has since labored as a jewellery marketing consultant in Milan. She instructed the Guardian in 2016 that she longed to return to Gucci, which was acquired by Kering (then PPR) starting in 1999. (Maurizio had made a collection of unwise monetary choices all through the Nineteen Eighties, which can undoubtedly be coated within the forthcoming movie). “They want me,” Reggiani instructed The Guardian. “I nonetheless really feel like a Gucci–in reality, probably the most Gucci of all of them.”Along with Driver and Gaga, taking part in the central couple, the movie additionally stars a veritable fantasy solid of American stars: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Jared Leto, all of whom are taking part in Gucci relations. Leto, after all, is a detailed pal of Michele’s and common Gucci mannequin.Gucci—the model—has not commented publicly on the movie, although Leto’s function looks like a pleasant sufficient acknowledgment of its existence. (Again in 2017, when Ryan Murphy directed a miniseries primarily based on the 1997 homicide of Gianni Versace, Donatella Versace gave her pal Penelope Cruz her blessing to painting her, although in any other case the model stayed out of it.) The Gucci homicide occurred across the similar time the model started its reinvention underneath Tom Ford, and only some years earlier than that a lot better recognized killing of Versace, but it by some means stays considered one of style’s lesser-known tragedies.Nonetheless, one imagines that the thrill across the film will by some means make its method onto Gucci’s runway. Reggiani’s chinchilla furs, layered gold jewellery, and forthright humor—particularly contrasted along with her then-husband’s wealthy European interpretation of excellent style—are too additional for a romantic like Michele to cross up.