2021 is undoubtedly the year of Gucci, the fashion house founded in Florence by Guccio Gucci in 1921 in fact turns 100 years old. And if on the one hand Alessandro Michele, artistic director of the fashion house, is paying homage to the past, the present and the future of the maison with his contemporary and visionary touch, on the other hand the huge hype around the imminent cinema release of House of Gucci is fueling a mass excitement around the brand and everything about it.
The film directed by Ridley Scott and starring among others Adam Drive and Lady Gaga, to be released on December 15 in Italian cinemas, has recently received the first reviews from critics.
The first social reactions showed a split between those who appreciated the film and those who hated it and now that the official reviews by the press have arrived, this trend has been confirmed. On Rotten Tomatoes House of Gucci currently has 61% positive reviews with an average rating of 6. So we just have to wait and give our unquestionable and personal judgment.
In the wait that separates us from the release date meanwhile there are news and initiatives that tell very well the spasmodic waiting around the event of the year.
First, if you want to arrive prepared for the screening you can buy and read the book that inspired the film.
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden first published in 2001, is back available on Amazon published by Garzanti.
If, on the other hand, you’re planning to take home an archival Gucci item, Catawiki has put up an auction that includes some of the most iconic pieces from the fashion house’s incredible 30-year run from 1970-1990.
If by chance you are looking for a house I inform you that on idealista is for sale the villa in Gressoney Saint-Jean, at the foot of Monte Rosa, where some scenes of the film were shot. The price is € 990,000 but the property includes: a historic residence built in the early ‘900 called Villa Loubenó that, in addition to being surrounded by a secular park, is arranged on 3 levels for a total of 1,114 square meters with 24 rooms, all completely restored.
Maybe the budget is a bit high but don’t despair, in case you want to spend a night at Villa Balbiano, the largest proven residence on Lake Como and one of the locations chosen by Ridley Scott – precisely as the home of Aldo Gucci played by Al Pacino – you can try to participate in the special contest launched by AirBnb that will give the opportunity for two people to spend the night in the Master Suite of the Villa for 1000 euros.