The Great Gatsby costume exhibition

Daisy et al's dresses to go on display

The costumes designed by the fashion dream team of Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin for Baz Lurhmann’s upcoming take on The Great Gatsby are to go on display in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai.

With the anticipation of the film reaching fever pitch, this exhibition is the olive in the martini glass and its opening will coincide with the must anticipated world premiere tomorrow at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York.


Entitled Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby, it includes everything from silk-tasselled slips and gowns oozing with 20s sophistication to sketches and behind-the-scenes footage.

Martin's reputation as a costume designer precedes her - her stunning designs lit up the screen for Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge - while Miuccia Prada’s fashion stature requires no introduction. Together, they've created something truly stunning: think brilliant iridescent metallic lamé, silk taffeta and rich velvet styled with fantastical hats, shoes and accessories. Key is the 'chandelier dress', from Prada's spring/summer 2010 collection, which became Daisy’s party dress.


'It was meant to be about light,' Prada said of the piece in a recent interview with WWD. But in the the film, 'it became about money, because [Luhrmann] wanted to show her as the most beautiful and rich woman on earth.'

Globe-trotting fans will be able to create their own opinion when the costumes are unveiled to the public tomorrow. The exhibition will run 1-12 May at the Prada New York Epicenter and 14-30 June at the Prada Tokyo Epicenter, landing at the IFC Mall in Shanghai mid-July.

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