Prada’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Exhibition

So yes, I was one of the people on opening night lined up outside a movie theatre (the famous Ziegfeld theatre in New York, to be precise) to drool over Leonardo DiCaprio see Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The movie was fantastic, the acting spot-on, and the soundtrack lived up to all the hype (would you expect anything less from Jay-Z?). It was worth every second of the 2 hours and 23 minutes, and I recommend that everyone see it.

The other drool-worthy aspect of the film (aside from Leo)? The costumes. Miuccia Prada worked with costume designer Catherine Martin to create over 40 looks for the movie, each inspired by styles from the Prada and Miu Miu archive. In an accurate tribute to the 1920s, Prada’s outfits included shimmering dressed covered in crystals and ample use of fringe, sequins, velvet, and oppulent furs. The outfits transformed Carey Mulligan into Daisy Buchanan; she nailed the role as the object of Gatsby’s obsession.

The costumes from the movie are currently on view in an exhibition in Prada’s flagship Soho retail store through today only, so be sure to see them if you live in New York! The exhibition will head to Prada’s Tokyo boutique next and will be on display June 14-30, before making a final stop at the brands’s Shanghai boutique in mid-July.

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