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Author Gucci, Patricia, author.

Title In the name of Gucci : a memoir / Patricia Gucci ; with Wendy Holden.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO GUCCI    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B GUCCI, PATRICIA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  338.761 GUC    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B GUCCI, P.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 304 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary Aldo Gucci's daughter chronicles the gripping family drama--and never-before-told love story--surrounding the rise and fall of her late father, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today.
"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, and 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 shopgirl 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 his 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gucci (Firm) -- History.
Gucci family.
Gucci, Patrizia.
Fashion designers -- Italy -- Biography.
Clothing trade -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
DESIGN -- Fashion.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Holden, Wendy, 1961- author.
Added Title Gucci. English
ISBN 9780804138932 (hardback)
0804138931 (hardback)
9780804138956 (tradepaper)
0804138958 (tradepaper)
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