Miuccia Prada and The Great Gatsby

Prada, The Great Gatsby, Costume Design, Fashion, Film, Baz Luhrmann

A striped sequin dress with fringing

Prada releases costume sketches for The Great Gatsby…

Thoroughly fond of Baz Luhrmann, all things decadent and Leonardo DiCaprio, this year’s impending release of film The Great Gatsby has had me somewhat of a dither for a while now. But that little tease Muiccia Prada has only gone and whetted appetites further still with the sneaky unveiling of her costume design sketches – and aren’t we in for a treat.

Working with costume designer Catherine Martin, Prada has created over 40 looks for the film, all inspired by styles from the Prada and Miu Miu archive.

A glorious tirade of extravagance, designs feature dresses made from velvet and fur, and shimmering fabrics embellished with crystals and pearls, in those wonderful Twenties’ hues – emerald, gold, amber, jade and topaz.

“Our collaboration with Prada recalls the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the Twenties,” explains Catherine. “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.”

Prada, The Great Gatsby, Costume Design, Fashion, Film, Baz Luhrmann

A bustier gown embellished with fringing, beads and stones

Prada, The Great Gatsby, Costume Design, Fashion, Film, Baz Luhrmann

An amber organza dress covered in plastic scale-like sequins

Prada, The Great Gatsby, Costume Design, Fashion, Film, Baz Luhrmann

A knee-length dress decorated with Swarovski crystals

Of course this is not the first time Miuccia, Baz and indeed Leonardo have collaborated – remember Leo’s suit in the incredible film version of Romeo + Juliet? Yes that delight was Prada.

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