Miuccia Prada's 'Gatsby' Costumes: Light on Historical Accuracy, Heavy on Fanciness

Miuccia Prada's 'Gatsby' Costumes: Light on Historical Accuracy, Heavy on Fanciness(Warner Bros.)

It feels like The Great Gatsby has been out for months, coverage-wise, doesn't it? But no! The film doesn't hit theaters until May 10th.

Even with the premiere date more than a week away, you probably already know that Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin, Baz Luhrmann's wife, designed the costumes for the director's adaptation.  And, surprisingly — or, not surprisingly for a film that soundtracks Fitzgerald with Fergie — they weren't too concerned with things like historical accuracy.

From WWD:

"The two women agreed upon the need to evoke the Twenties, specifically, without getting mired in what Martin calls “historical pedantry.” She maintains that rigid adherence to historical minutia can impede the modern audience’s appreciation of a story."

Reality is boring, right? Who needs it when you have piles of diamonds and solid gold cars? (There is literally a solid gold car in the trailer.) The pair's main concern was making each design look as opulent as possible. Prada said of Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan, “[I]t became about money, because [Luhrmann] wanted to show her as the most beautiful and rich woman on earth." (So, basically, a Prada customer.)

Let's all watch this teaser again and bask in all that unfettered Prada fanciness.
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