Throughout history, a multitude of wealthy and powerful families have come to establish themselves as formidable forces across the globe. From the legendary Royal Family in the United Kingdom to more modern and relevant, in our case, examples such as the Kardashian family, these families have come to exert their influence and make their voices heard time and time again in virtually every sector of life from politics to industries such as oil and banking. Legacies are passed down through generation after generation as the youngest members of the family are left to maintain said legacy as they pursue greatness in their own right, however their pursuits aren’t quite as fairytale as they may seem. Oftentimes things such as greed and selfishness come to interfere with family history that dates back countless decades and stand to challenge the very foundation the family was founded upon, and one family in particular who experienced this firsthand is ready to take their story into their own hands. The Gucci family may be best known for the designer handbags and garments their family is notorious for producing, however it wasn’t all that long ago that their legacy almost suffered immeasurable damage that could have left their brand in rubble many decades ago; now they are ready to tell the story themselves in a new drama and docuseries.
Whether your mother owned one of their bags or you own one yourself, virtually everybody is familiar with Gucci’s iconic double-G logo. Essentially serving as the foundation of a multi-billion dollar empire, the Gucci brand has prided itself on iconic craftsmanship emblazoned with their timeless logo for a century now since being originally founded in 1921. It was about halfway through this masterful run that it all almost came crumbling down however: the family found themselves amidst a contentious dispute in the 1980s over who stood to inherit the flourishing empire while it was seemingly at its peak following the death of its founder Rodolfo Gucci. Though we know now that Gucci still had plenty more to come, this dispute would seemingly help them in the long run as the spectacle of it all attracted massive media attention and was eventually spun-off into a movie in 2021’s House of Gucci directed by Ridley Scott. Now the iconic family at the center of it all is ready to set the story straight, on their own terms: after expressing their displeasure with the aforementioned film and the way their story has been depicted, the Gucci family has announced plans to produce a television drama as well as a docuseries that explores what really went on in their bitter dispute. Both projects are set to be produced by Sky Studios with titles yet to be announced for either and little details about them aside from the family’s involvement, however it should certainly be interesting to see what comes of their efforts to unravel the truth behind their legacy.
Though briefly mentioned, the death of Rodolfo Gucci was an unprecedented time in popular culture given the magnitude of his legacy and the resulting effects of his passing. The story becomes even darker when you explore the rumors that the murder of another family member took place after the fact, however this is a rumor that has been heavily disputed by the Gucci family. Nonetheless, it has certainly made for a fascinating story and makes perfect sense why Ridley Scott would choose to make it the subject of his most recent project; now we will get to see how it stacks up against the Gucci family’s version when their new projects eventually air.