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Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani not enjoying the moment at the Gucci family chalet in the wealthy winter playground of St Moritz, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

...more HOUSE OF GUCCI

January 13th, 2022 by Karen Burg


Set Decorator Letizia Santucci SDSA

Production Designer Arthur Max

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

From visionary director/producer Ridley Scott comes the true-life dynastic saga of the family behind the Italian fashion empire...a riveting tale of ambition, greed, betrayal and murder set against the glamorous backdrop of high fashion and high finance. —MGM


 

Ridley Scott once again called on Production Designer Arthur Max and Set Decorator Letizia Santucci SDSA, Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski and Costume Designer Janty Yates to ensure his vision for the film would come to life with that extra essence his films carry.
 
Set Decorator Elizabeth Keenan SDSA and Production Designer David Crank ADG...who worked with Dariusz on last year’s NEWS OF THE WORLD, all three receiving Oscar nominations...were delighted to have a zoom conversation with Letizia and Arthur, which we have the privilege of presenting to you! 

SDSA Board member JoAnn Vara notes, “It’s like sitting in on a Master class!” With the dry wit often required in this industry, the conversation among the four masters in their field is fascinating and fun. And to give you a wee glimpse at a few of the sets, we’ve gathered a few photos, but you will definitely want to listen to the conversation and watch the clips and references revealed in the video for so very much more! BTW, you can find all of our video series in the Inside the Set section.
 
We know you will enjoy!
Karen Burg, Editor

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Aldo Gucci’s birthday party at his Italian estate, a Renaissance Paladian style home overlooking Lake Como, actually shot at an estate in Rome. Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Florence Andrews as Jenny Gucci, Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani and Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci. Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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The flagship Gucci New York store at Fifth Avenue...filmed in Rome! Check the video conversation with Arthur and Letizia as they describe creating these sets in Italy in the aftermath of the first wave of the pandemic! Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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The Fifth Avenue Gucci flagship NY store...details. Filmed in Rome, an existing corner building completely renovated for this ultra-high-end establishment. Photos courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Aldo Gucci’s penthouse apartment in NY, has become Maurizio and Patrizia’s luxurious temporary home as he brings them into the family business. We’re only seeing a glimpse of the amazing art. Check the video for full view of the apartment and its treasures! Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci. Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Patrizia [Lady Gaga] discovers knock-off Gucci items in an open-air Canal Street market in lower Manhattan...the scene created in Italy. Photo by Fabio Lovino ©2021 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Paolo Gucchi’s Milan design studio, filmed in the Trastevere, Rome. We have a sequence of photos to give you a taste of what you will find in the film and in our video conversation. Patrizia [Lady Gaga] has come to bargain with Paolo [Jared Leto] re: the family business. Photo by Fabio Lovino ©2021 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Paolo’s Milan design studio...Convinced that he is an unrecognized top designer and artist, Paolo [Jared Leto] demands to be allowed to show his flamboyant designs under the family name. Photo by Fabio Lovino ©2021 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Paolo Gucchi’s Milan design studio. Watch the video, to see this full set with a wall of windows bathing the studio in light...and to hear the stories behind these sets favalosos, including a custom-built pigeon house with its own story! Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Paolo Gucchi’s Milan design studio...Patrizia [Lady Gaga] has her deal. Note the Necchi sewing machine, an Italian classic. Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Afterwards, in her and Maurizio’s elegant home, Patrizia [Lady Gaga] celebrates. Do check the video for all the delicious details! Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

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St Moritz. Maurizio has learned all too well the art of Machiavellian manipulation from his wife, and he will pay the price. An operatic true story! Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. Photo courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures ©2021. All Rights Reserved.