In the Name of Gucci

audio title

In the Name of Gucci

A Memoir

Patricia Gucci, Patricia Gucci, Wendy Holden, Kate Reading

$19.95

  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews

Description

The gripping family drama and never-before-told love story surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man who is responsible for making the Italian fashion label the powerhouse it is today, told by his daughter

Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the love child whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It was 1963, the halcyon days for the “must-have” brand of Hollywood and European royalty. Patricia’s mother gave birth in secret in London before she was smuggled back to Vatican City and hidden from the fashion world, the media, and the rest of the Gucci family. Aldo couldn’t afford a public scandal, but he could not resist his feelings for Patricia’s mother, Bruna, the paramour he first met when she worked for him as a shop girl in Rome.

In In the Name of Gucci, Patricia Gucci charts her parents’ untold love story, relying on her own childhood memories as well as an archive of love letters and interviews with her mother. She interweaves her parents’ story with that of her own relationship with her father—from a little girl who remained a secret for eighteen months and wasn’t publicly acknowledged for her first decade, through her rise to become Gucci’s ambassador and Aldo’s protégé, to the moment when Aldo’s three sons, who betrayed him in a famous palace coup, were disinherited and Patricia—once considered the shame of Gucci—was made sole universal heir. It is an epic tale of love and loss, betrayal and loyalty, sweeping among Italy, England, and America throughout the tumultuous years during the rise and fall of the House of Gucci.


Author

Patricia Gucci:

Patricia Gucci was born in London and is the only daughter of Bruna and Aldo Gucci. She was educated in England, Italy, and Switzerland before moving to New York to study acting, despite her father’s wish that she dedicate herself to the family business. In 1982, after a year of study, her father prevailed and she was appointed to the board of Gucci. Patricia is establishing a legacy of her own, developing biographical projects based on a collection of diverse experiences and a unique perspective. She has three daughters and lives in Switzerland.




Patricia Gucci was born in London and is the only daughter of Bruna and Aldo Gucci. She was educated in England, Italy, and Switzerland before moving to New York to study acting, despite her father's wish that she dedicate herself to the family business. In 1982, after a year of study, her father prevailed and she was appointed to the board of Gucci. Patricia is establishing a legacy of her own, developing biographical projects based on a collection of diverse experiences and a unique perspective. She has three daughters and lives in Switzerland.




Wendy Holden is a successful journalist and fiction author. Born in Yorkshire, England, she studied English at Cambridge before becoming a successful editor for publications such as the Sunday Telegraph magazine, the Sunday Times style section, Apollo, and Tatler. Her first novel, Simply Divine, was published in 1999 and was inspired by her time as an editor. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has written a number of books, including Gallery Girl, Marrying Up, Filthy Rich, Bad Heir Day, and others. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire, England.




Kate Reading is an Audie Award-winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.

Info

Reviews