It seems like the whole world is waiting for the The Great Gatsby to hit the screens and we can’t decide if Baz Luhrmann’s re-making of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s brilliant novel or the fashion’s swing towards the ‘20s and the film’s costume design is exciting us more! Either way, we’re more than sure it’s going to be e a feast for the eyes and it’s a film that’s at the top of every Topshop girls must-see list.
Flicking through all the film footage we got enchanted by a diamond-clad Daisy Buchanan played by the natural beau Carey Mulligan. Our latest girl crush catches our breath with endless strings of pearls, the most delicate lace gowns and diamond head-pieces. Her boyish ash blonde bob makes us want to get a summer hair cut appointment now! And we swear our fashion-loving hearts just skipped a beat when we heard that Miuccia Prada created 40 looks for the film’s party scenes. It turns out the film’s costume designer, Catherine Martin, used existing Prada and Miu Miu looks for a screen test and the clothes looked so good in the spotlight that Martin couldn’t help but ask Mrs Prada for a slice of her magic. The dress worn by Daisy in the all-important scene where Daisy and Jay are re-united took its roots from Prada’s spring/summer 2012 chandelier dress and is just a pearl.
Taking place in New York City in the spring of 1922 Mulligan plays that frivolous married girl, who comes across the mysterious, party-giving millionaire Jay Gatsby for the second time around and falls helplessly in love all over again. Or at least she thinks she does! Set in an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and sky-rocketing stocks, this movie is set to be a perfect example of how a classic story can be given a new lease of life with a high-octane tragedy bringing the ’20s to a new generation.
And for those who need to see the costume design perfection in real life, there’s an exhibition of selected Prada-Martin costumes on display from today till the 12th of May at the Prada New York Epicenter in New York City. The installation, entitled Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby features clothes, accessories and jewellery as well as sketches, production stills, backstage footage and trailers from the film, the exhibition will travel to Tokyo in June and then to Shanghai in July. Now we just need to figure out how to get to one of those places!
The movie hits the cinemas on 16th May and in the meantime, why not do the Daisy with our sparkling looks such as our Limited Edition dress, chandelier earrings, teardrop sequin cami and lipstick in a perfect pastel shade. These are all essentials if you want to find your inner flapper girl…