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The House of Gucci: A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by [Sara Gay Forden]

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About the Author

Sara Gay Forden is currently Bureau Chief for Fairchild Publications in Milan. She writes for many of Fairchild's publications, including Women's Wear Daily and W. She has broken many Italian fashion industry stories over the years, and has lived and worked in Milan for the past 10 years with her Italian husband and young daughter. She attended every day of the world famous Maurizio Gucci murder trial. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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"A riveting account of the talent and creative chaos that built one of the world's great luxury-goods empires--and the egotism, bitter family conflict, and incompetence that nearly destroyed it.--Bloomberg

"A business book you will zip through like a novel. ... Forden has whipped up a mixture of family drama and high finance into a tasty and complex narrative."--The Economist, A Best Book of the Year

"A penetrating chronicle of the rise and fall of a family business. ... Even by the Borgia-like standards of the fashion industry, the operatic Guccis were special. Not content with the usual familial stew of love, jealousy and greed, they added tax evasion, bigamy and, yes, murder to the mix." --
Wall Street Journal

"Racy, fast-paced. ... Reads like a movie script. ... Hard to put down. ... Forden gets that famous Gucci bar-and-bit between her teeth --and gallops along."--International Herald Tribune

"This gripping book about the empire and murder of Maurizio Gucci ... reveals the ugly truth behind fashion's most fabulous family."--Glamour

Fashion has never been so dramatic--and dangerous. The saga of three generations of the Gucci family opens with an execution-style murder in Milan and penetrates the world of one of the hottest fashion labels of our time. Fashion insider Sara Forden spins the tale of how a bunch of greedy, bickering Guccis lost control of the empire that made GG synonymous with loafers.--Teri Agins, author of
The End of Fashion

Glamour, greed, sex, style, and very, very good leather goods -- what more can you ask for (besides a 30 percent discount)?--Michael Gross, bestselling author of
Model and 740 Park

Riveting reading.--Cosmopolitan
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B007US2Z7G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Custom House (8 May 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 14513 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 543 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0063212609
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Sara Gay Forden covered the Italian fashion industry from Milan for more than 15 years, chronicling the explosion of labels including Gucci, Armani, Versace, Prada and Ferragamo from family ateliers into mega brands. She is now based in Washington, D.C. with Bloomberg News, leading a team that covers the challenges faced by big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.

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