The forthcoming biographical crime film ‘House of Gucci’, directed by one of the more prolific filmmakers in modern cinema, director-producer Ridley Scott, stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, who was tried and convicted of orchestrating the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house Maurizio Gucci, portrayed by Adam Driver. It will be released in the United States on November 24, 2021.
As the first trailer for the wildly anticipated ‘House of Gucci’ dropped on Thursday, Oscar-winning costume designer Janty Yates shares the inspiration behind the wardrobe of the protagonist.
For Lady Gaga, who had said she wanted to be dressed like her Italian mama…I had her own archive and the glorious Gucci Archive to draw from. – Janty Yates
Janty Yates drew from Gucci‘s archives for the wardrobe of Lady Gaga. Captured in a still from the film, the singer and actress wears a long-sleeved dress with the House’s GG monogram and leather detailing, originating in the late 1960s and taken directly from the Gucci Archive, whose new home has just been unveiled within the historic Palazzo Settimanni in Florence, Italy.
The film is set in 1995 and depicts the events and aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, an Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. In preparation for the film, Janty Yates delved deep into the characters and the times they lived in to create authentic costume design. “My director’s brief was to not go too ‘over the top,’ but to emphasize their character traits,” she said, referring to the input of Ridley Scott, with whom she has worked frequently (including on ‘Gladiator,’ for which she won an Academy Award).