As soon as we heard who would be starring in The Great Gastsby film directed by Baz Luhrmann we got excited about the costumes. Then we heard that Cartier and Miuccia Prada were involved and got VERY excited. Now we’ve seen Miuccia’s sketches and can’t wait to get to the cinema!
While we’ll have to wait until May to see the film but in the mean time, check out these sketches and the awesome trailer. There are 40 dresses in the film (we might play dress bingo) all of which were adapted from past Prada and Miu Miu colections all with an Art Deco twist – obviously.
The film’s costume designer, (who is also Baz’s wife) told The Telegraph: “Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past.”
The stylish duo worked together to create costumes with “the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the 1920s” to capture the “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.” Oh yeah.
We love Carey Mulligan (Daisy’s) gold, crystal-encrusted ball gown in particular. And Baz was sure there would be show-stopping dresses as he’s worked with Miuccia before – remember the super stylish Romeo & Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio in 1996? The pair have also made a few short films together for the Met’s pedigree ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ exhibition.
Are you as excited as us about the fothcoming film?
Pics: Prada via The Telegraph.