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Lady Gaga steps out in cream satin nightdress as she films scenes for House of Gucci in Italy

She has been gracing the House Of Gucci set in a series of jaw-dropping ensembles, amid a perfect impression of Patrizia Reggiani.

And Lady Gaga looked in good spirits as she stepped out in a satin nightdress while filming scenes for the upcoming film in Rome, Italy on Monday.

The singer, 35, donned the cream figure-hugging garment that also featured an embroidered neckline as she was taken to a waiting car. 

Filming: Lady Gaga looked in good spirits as she stepped out in a satin nightdress while filming scenes for the upcoming film in Rome, Italy on Monday.

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, also sported her character’s short brunette hairdo for her day on set.

The actress was led to her car by a security guard while several other members of the crew could be seen sporting face masks.

Wearing a light pallet of makeup, the hitmaker wrapped up for some of the day in a pale pink coat with a white woolly collar.

Gaga portrays Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, the estranged wife of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) who hired a hitman to kill him in 1995.

On location: The singer, 35, donned the cream figure-hugging garment that also featured an embroidered neckline as she was taken to a waiting car

On location: The singer, 35, donned the cream figure-hugging garment that also featured an embroidered neckline as she was taken to a waiting car

The film, which documents Reggiani’s sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden.

Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire.

Her husband had left her for another woman 10 years previously after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned.

She was also said to be furious her former husband had started seeing other women, and feared her daughters’ $170million inheritance was at risk if he remarried before ordering the hit.

Look: Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, also sported her character's short brunette hairdo for her day on set

Look: Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, also sported her character’s short brunette hairdo for her day on set

Production: The actress was led to her car by a security guard while several other members of the crew could be seen sporting face masks

Production: The actress was led to her car by a security guard while several other members of the crew could be seen sporting face masks

Production: The actress was led to her car by a security guard while several other members of the crew could be seen sporting face masks

Role: Gaga portrays Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, the estranged wife of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) who hired a hitman to kill him in 1995

Role: Gaga portrays Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, the estranged wife of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) who hired a hitman to kill him in 1995

She also wanted more than the $650,000 she had been offered in a divorce settlement, the court heard.

Reggiani eventually hired hitman Benedetto Ceraulo, a debt-ridden pizzeria owner who shot Gucci dead on the steps of his office in Milan as he arrived for work. Ceraulo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

She was convicted after her clairvoyant and confidante Pina Auriemma turned informer and told police about the plot.

During the murder trial, which transfixed Italy, Reggiani arrived each day wearing head-to-toe Gucci clothes and accessories.

Adaptation: The film, which documents Reggiani's sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden

Adaptation: The film, which documents Reggiani's sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden

Adaptation: The film, which documents Reggiani’s sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden

The court heard how she had ordered the murder of her husband after he offered her $650,000 in a divorce settlement.

She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time – before being released in October 2014.

Having Bambi by her side was a special privilege negotiated by her lawyers — however he was to suffer an unfortunate demise when a fellow inmate accidentally sat on him.

Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Reggiani once said: ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle’ and turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing ‘menial’ work.

Guilty: Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire

Guilty: Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire

History: Her husband had left her for another woman 10 years previously after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned

History: Her husband had left her for another woman 10 years previously after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned

Fury: She was also said to be furious her former husband had started seeing other women, and feared her daughters' $170million inheritance was at risk if he remarried before ordering the hit

Fury: She was also said to be furious her former husband had started seeing other women, and feared her daughters’ $170million inheritance was at risk if he remarried before ordering the hit

In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison.

Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company made famous with its double G logo.

In the early 1990s it was hit by problems and he sold the label for $120 million, just two years before his death. 

Settlement: She also wanted more than the $650,000 she had been offered in a divorce settlement, the court heard

Settlement: She also wanted more than the $650,000 she had been offered in a divorce settlement, the court heard

Sentence: She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time - before being released in October 2014

Sentence: She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time – before being released in October 2014

Lifestyle: Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Reggiani once said: 'I'd rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle'

Lifestyle: Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Reggiani once said: ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle’

Work: She also turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing 'menial' work

Work: She also turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing ‘menial’ work

It comes after the heirs to Gucci aired their concerns about their depiction.

The great-grandchildren of Gucci fashion empire founder Guccio Gucci have appealed to filmmaker Scott to respect their family’s legacy in the new movie that focuses on a sensational murder.

The new film is scheduled to go on general release from November 24 2021.

Couple: In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband's fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison (Gucci and Reggiani pictured)

Couple: In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison (Gucci and Reggiani pictured)

The Gucci empire 

The fashion empire of Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, a Florentine leather merchant whose business of selling leather travel bags prospered after the Depression and World War Two.

Guccio’s son Aldo expanded the business into Paris, New York and Tokyo as the ‘twin Gs’ of the family name became a worldwide fashion icon.

By 1974, the Gucci empire numbered 14 stores and 46 franchised boutiques around the world.

At around the same time, celebrities like Jackie Kennedy were helping establish Gucci as the world’s leading fashion brand by embracing its products.

Maurizio Gucci, Guccio’s grandson and Aldo’s nephew, took control of the company from the board of directors after Aldo, who was sent to prison for tax evasion in 1986 aged 81.

However, Maurizio would be the last member of the family to head the Gucci business.

By 1989, nearly 50 per cent of the business had been bought out by Investcorp, a group of investment bankers angling for shares of the business.

In 1993, Maurizio sold his holding for $170m to a Bahrain-based investment company.

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