She graces the House Of Gucci, set in a series of breathtaking ensembles, amid a perfect impression of Patrizia Reggiani.
Still, Lady Gaga proved that Rome wasn’t built in a day, as she was seen behind the scenes on the Italian set of the upcoming movie, shaking a hairnet and smoking a cigarette outside her trailer.
The singer, 35, real name Stefani Germanotta, was worlds away from the role she plays when she arrived on set in a scantily knitted three-piece – complete with a bralette, high-waisted shorts and a matching cardigan.
Smoking a storm! Lady Gaga proved that Rome wasn’t built in a day as she was spotted behind the scenes on the Italian set of the upcoming movie, shaking a hairnet and smoking a cigarette outside her trailer
Gaga looked like she had some time to go before transforming into the fashionista as she looked with her hair wrapped tightly under the net.
She clearly had some downtime between scenes as she couldn’t resist putting in a cigarette before turning herself into full transformation.
The story that Gaga and her husband Adam Driver play on screen is that of Reggiani, who was found guilty of paying a hitman € 300,000 (£ 240,000) to kill her husband – 46-year-old Maurizio Gucci, an heir. of the fashion empire.
Her husband had left her for another woman ten years earlier after telling her that he was going on a business trip from which he never returned.
Cheeky! The singer, 35, real name Stefani Germanotta, was worlds away from the role she plays when she arrived on set in a scantily knitted three-piece – complete with a bralette, high-waisted shorts and a matching cardigan
Puffing: Gaga looked like she had some time to go before transforming into the fashionista as she was seen with her hair wrapped tightly under the net
She would also be outraged that her former husband had started seeing other women and feared her daughters’ $ 170 million legacy would be in jeopardy if he remarried before ordering the hit.
She also wanted more than the $ 650,000 offered to her in a divorce settlement, the court heard
Reggiani eventually hired hit man Benedetto Ceraulo, a pizza parlor debtor who shot Gucci on the steps of his Milan office when he arrived for work. Ceraulo was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
Yum! She opted for a typically edgy pair of sunglasses and locked up her brunette
Resentment: Patrizia Reggiani, nicknamed the ‘Black Widow’, was found guilty of paying a hitman € 300,000 (£ 240,000) for the murder of 46-year-old Maurizio Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire
She was convicted after her psychic and confidante Pina Auriemma became an informant and told the police about the plot.
During the murder trial, which had grounded Italy, Reggiani arrived every day in Gucci clothes and accessories from head to toe. The court heard she ordered her husband’s murder after he offered her $ 650,000 in a divorce settlement.
She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 years on appeal. She served for 18 years – with her ferret Bambi as company some of the time – before being released in October 2014.
Update: Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hitman € 300,000 (£ 240,000) for the murder of her husband – 46-year-old Maurizio Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire
Having Bambi by her side was a special privilege negotiated by her lawyers – but he would suffer an unfortunate death if a fellow inmate accidentally sat on him.
Known for her upscale lifestyle, Reggiani once said, ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bike’ and declined the offer of daytime release in prison because it would mean she would have to do ‘menial’ work.
In 2017, a court ruled that Reggiani was entitled to £ 900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and that she was given a lump sum of £ 16 million for her time in prison.
Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company that became famous with its double G logo. Trouble hit it in the early 1990s, and he sold the label for $ 120 million just two years before his death.
The Gucci Empire
The Gucci fashion empire was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, a Florentine leather merchant whose trade in leather travel bags flourished after the Depression and World War II.
Guccio’s son Aldo expanded the business to Paris, New York and Tokyo when the family name ‘twin G’s’ became a global fashion icon.
In 1974, the Gucci empire had 14 stores and 46 franchise boutiques around the world.
Around the same time, celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy helped establish Gucci as the world’s leading fashion brand by embracing its products.
Maurizio Gucci, Guccio’s grandson and Aldo’s cousin, took control of the company from the board of directors after Aldo, who was sent to prison in 1986 at the age of 81 for tax evasion.
Maurizio, however, would be the last member of the family to run the Gucci company.
In 1989, nearly 50 percent of the company had been bought by Investcorp, a group of investment bankers looking for stock in the company.
In 1993 Maurizio sold his stake for $ 170 million to a Bahrain-based investment company.