How Gina Lollobrigida Inspired Lady Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’ Look

Nov 19, 2021 312

BY: Cathy Whitlock

One of the major influences behind Lady Gaga’s look in House of Gucci was Italian actress and international siren Gina Lollobrigida, who inspired style choices for the character of Patrizia Reggiani Gucci, including a white lace coat, jacket and dress worn at the Lake Como birthday party of Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino).

As British costume designer Janty Yates details, “Ridley [Scott] wanted Lady Gaga to look more like Gina Lollobrigida than Joan Collins of Dynasty, so basically we looked at all the photos of Gina in her prime in the ’60s, and I did a later-’70s version of the lace dress.” (To create the outfit, the costume team’s hand cutter Dominic Young individually applied every piece of lace.)

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