Patrizia Reggiani wants to get back to work after spending 16 years in prison for being convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, an heir to the Italian fashion house.
Reggiani, who is recognized as "the black widow" in Italy, wants the fashion house to hire her when she's released from jail. "I dream of returning to Gucci. I still feel like a Gucci -- in fact, the most Gucci of all," she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica, The Telegraph reports." I have the qualifications; for years I went shopping around the world. I came from the world of jewels, and it is to that world that I want to return."
Though she has been serving her time, Reggiani claims she never organized the murder of her ex-husband, who was shot dead in 1995 on the steps of his office in Milan.
"It's true that speaking with certain people, I said, in a rash outburst, 'I wish Maurizio would die.' But I never imagined that the scenario would come true. Nor did I want it to. I never ordered the murder," she explained.
Although Reggiani will soon be released from prison, she has already been allowed to step outside on day releases to work in a jewelry shop in Milan.
Whether or not Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini, the power couple behind the luxury label, would want to hire Reggiani, will be something to watch.