By Louise de Teliga and Gary V. Foss
Janty Yates: House of Gucci
Esteemed British costume designer Janty Yates has collaborated on 14 films with director Ridley Scott and won an Oscar for her work on Gladiator. She spent nine months in Rome designing House of Gucci. Yates sighs wistfully when she describes being invited to the Gucci archives in Florence. Multiple Gucci ensembles could strain the budget of a film, but the archive kindly shipped a handful of looks to Los Angeles where Yates’ assistant fit them on Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga also has a large fashion collection of her own, including vintage Gucci pieces. They amassed a vast closet for her. The movie covers a 20-year timeframe, with two or three looks established per day of shooting. By the end of the production, Yates developed over 74 outfits for Lady Gaga.