Patrizia Reggiani claimed that she arranged the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci because she didn’t want their daughters, Alessandra and Allegra, disinherited by potential children of Maurizio and his partner, Paola Franchi. Love for her daughters drove her to murder, she claims. However, it’s hard not to rule out personal reasons for the murder: Paola and Maurizio’s marriage would have cut Patrizia’s alimony in half.
Alessandra and Allegra believed Patrizia to be innocent, claiming that a brain tumor caused her to arrange Maurizio’s murder.
The sisters’ lives have come under the spotlight following the release of House of Gucci. Let’s find out how Gucci’s daughters are doing now.
Gucci’s daughters are married and have ended communication with their mother
Patrizia Reggiani ensured that Alessandra and Allegra inherited Maurizio’s $400 million estate.
Unlike their mother, Alessandra and Allegra stay miles away from the limelight. The sisters enjoy private family lives in Switzerland. They are both married and have sons.
Allegra told Boat International that her husband is a car enthusiast: “When I met my husband 12 years ago, he introduced me to the world of motorcycles and fast cars. We share our passions and I really enjoy driving supercars on circuits. At the same time, he loves sailing, regattas, and classic yachts.”
Alessandra and Allegra were vocal defenders of Patrizia during her trial. Allegra even enrolled in law school to provide better legal help for her mom.
However, Patrizia and her daughters fell out after her incarceration. The former Mrs. Maurizio Gucci told The Guardian that she no longer speaks to Gucci’s daughters. She told the publication:
“We are going through a bad time now. They don’t understand me and have cut off my financial support. I have nothing, and I haven’t met my two grandsons.”
Alessandra was a fashion designer and has since adopted a quiet life
Alessandra Gucci dabbled in the world of fashion but never associated with the Gucci brand. Instead, she designed handbags for the luxury label AG.
Her limited edition handbags titled The First launched in 2008. Alessandra honored her fashion-loving family by naming the designs after her grandfather, Rodolfo, and father, Maurizio.
Alessandra ended her brief stint in the fashion world after the bags sold. She adopted a quiet family life in Switzerland with her son and husband.
Allegra inherited her father’s love for boats and is an avid sailor
Maurizio Gucci bought the Creole – the largest wooden sailing yacht in the world – to celebrate Allegra’s birth. Gucci spent a lot to restore the classic yacht to its original glory. “The goal of my father was to give the Creole a second life, to keep the boat as original as possible,” Allegra said.
Allegra and Alessandra spent holidays on the boat. The younger Gucci daughter told Boat International that the Creole holds fond childhood memories. She said:
“Some of the best memories I have on Creole are the water fights that would suddenly break out on board. They would start as just a splash between me and my sister and by the end of it everyone would be soaking wet – owners, crew and officers. Quite often somebody ended up in the sea. It was great fun!”
Allegra took to sailing more than her sister. The Creole was too big a vessel to train with, so Allegra started sailing dinghies at the age of 10. “I always loved the sea – it is something like my ecosystem: the water, the sun, the wind,” she added.
Gucci got better at sailing after Maurizio bought a smaller classic boat named Avel. The Creole and Avel have won several classic yacht sailing titles in the hands of Allegra and her crew. She retired briefly from sailing when she was pregnant, but she couldn’t resist the allure of the sea for too long.
Allegra talked to Boat International about the allure of classic boat sailing: “I just fell in love with this world. When you go sailing on a classic boat it is magic. The feeling, the sound of the boat on the water is something you cannot describe. With a classic – it’s pure, it’s like poetry.”
Family has taken priority over classic yacht racing, but Allegra still enjoys a slow cruise along the Mediterranean. She concluded:
“Creole is a big boat, so having a child running up and down becomes a bit difficult. We go sailing – but maybe not with 28 knots of wind. It’s [the Mediterranean] the perfect place for classic yachts. You have nice wind and in some places you don’t have too much swell that gives shocks to the boat.”
The sisters have criticized their portrayal in House of Gucci
Gucci’s daughters aren’t fans of House of Gucci. They expressed their disgust via a sharp-worded statement, criticizing the producers for inaccuracies in the film.
“Mauricio Gucci’s heirs have never granted any authorization, which was never requested, for the making of the film, from which they firmly dissociate themselves,” the sisters’ statement reads. Alessandra and Allegra described the film as an ‘unfaithful reconstruction of strictly private family events.’
The statement, which the sisters sent to The Times, insists that the film constitutes a breach of privacy. “It seems as if everything has been planned and edited to create a profit out of a tragedy without any respect for the privacy and pain of the heirs and their families,” it adds.
Alessandra and Allegra’s statement came days after other relatives of the Gucci family criticized the film. The statement described the film as inaccurate, alleging that House of Gucci incorrectly portrays the Gucci family as ‘thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them.’
The relatives also contested Patrizia’s portrayal in the flick: “[The film] gets to the point of suggesting an indulgent tone towards a woman who, definitively convicted of having been the instigator of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, is painted not only in the film, as a victim who was trying to survive in a masculine and macho corporate culture. This couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Patrizia Gucci also expressed her displeasure with the film and Lady Gaga’s refusal to meet with her. Lady Gaga plays Patrizia in House of Gucci. “I’m rather annoyed at the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott film without having the consideration and sensibility to come and meet me,” Patrizia told Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata.
The sisters were charged and acquitted of tax evasion
In October 2014, Alessandra and Alegra were indicted on tax evasion charges. Prosecutors alleged that the sisters owed around $5.7 million in taxes accumulated from 2004 to 2010.
Prosecutors acquitted the sisters in September 2015. Per WWD, the lead prosecutor claimed that the sisters evaded taxes, but he couldn’t find proof to back up his assertions.