Prada’s Great Gatsby Costume Design

BATD ON Jan 21, 2013 AT 3:04 pm

Whilst there’s still something of a wait until the most hotly anticipated film of the year (and maybe even last year too), The Great Gatsby, hits cinemas this Summer, Miuccia Prada has offered up a glimpse of what we can expect from the production’s costume design.

Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby

Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby

Working alongside costume designer Catherine Martin, Miuccia worked to create over 40 looks for the Baz Luhrmann directed film. With each style inspired by the Prada and Miu Miu archives there was never any doubt as to how breathtaking, decadent and perfectly on point for the luxurious theatrics of the 1920s. And now, with four costume sketches released, our appetites have been decidedly whet.

Martin told Vogue, “Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past. This connection is central to our relationship with Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby, and has connected our vision with hers. In the same way Nick Carraway reflects on a world that he is within and without, we have tried to create an environment that the audience will be subconsciously familiar with, yet separated from.”

Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby

Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby

We’re envisaging starlet Carey Mulligan, who is cast as Daisy Buchanan smothered in sequins, crystals, elegant fringing and swathed in luxurious fabrics and furs.

Martin goes on to explain, “Our collaboration with Prada recalls the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the Twenties. The fashions of the time saw the development of a dichotomy between those who aspired to the privileged, Ivy League look of wealthy Long Island and those who were aspiring to European glamour, sophistication and decadence. Our collaborations with Prada reflect the collision of these two aesthetics.”

 

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