The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino in the film) and showcasing members of the Gucci family as thugs.
New York: Heirs of Aldo Gucci have issued a statement saying that they are a bit disconcerted about what they feel is an inaccurate portrayal in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci film. For the unversed, Aldo Gucci was the chairman of the Gucci fashion house from 1953 to 1986.
According to a report in Variety, that cited the family statement, they said the production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino in the film) and showcasing members of the Gucci family as thugs who are insensitive to the world around them.
The report further added that film attributes “a tone and and an attitude to the protagonists of the well-known events that never belonged to them,” further noting that it is extremely painful from a human point of view as well as an insult to the legacy of the brand.
The statement further finds fault in the fact that Patrizia Reffiani (Lady Gaga), who was convicted of the murder of Maurizio Gucci is portrayed by the film as well as cast members as a victim whi is trying to survive in a “male chauvinist corporate culture.”
“Gucci is a family that lives honoring the work of its ancestors, whose memory does not deserve to be disturbed to stage a spectacle that is untrue and which does not do justice to its protagonists,” the statement said, concluding by saying, “the members of the Gucci family reserve the right to take action to protect the name, image and dignity of themselves and their loved ones.”
first published:Dec. 1, 2021, 6 a.m.