Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening in NYC ! Xx

The PRADA New York Epicenter at 575 Broadway 
in Manhattan was transformed last night for the opening 
of a special exhibition of selected costumes designed 
by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin 
for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby
 The exhibition opening coincides with the 
world première of Luhrmann’s film on May 1 
at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
The exhibit will be on display May 1 – 12, 2013 
at the PRADA New York Epicenter.
 Miuccia Prada and Carey Mulligan
 Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Meyer, Tobey Maguire
and Miuccia Prada
Carey Mulligan, Catherine Martin  and Katy Perry

Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann


An Academy Award® and Tony® winning costume designer 
and art director, Catherine Martin is world-renowned for her collaborations 
with husband Baz Lurhmann on the films Strictly Ballroom, 
Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and the Broadway stage design for La Bohéme.

Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher
wearing Prada

Florence Welch and Carey Mulligan

 Grace Coddington and Carey Mulligan
Katy Perry looks amazing in Prada

Prada SS13
Among the guests, wearing PRADA were: Miuccia Prada, Baz Luhrmann, 
Carey Mulligan, Florence Welch, Katy Perry, Tobey Maguire, 
Isla Fisher, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Fei Fei Sun.

Among the guests, wearing MIU MIU were: Catherine Martin, 
Jessie Ware, Alexa Chung, Mackenzie Davis,Sami Gayle, Mia Moretti

Additional guests included: Adepero Oduye, Amanda de Cadenet, 
Atlanta Bean, Grace Coddington, Jennifer Meyer, Chris Lowell, 
Shala Monroque, Hanneli Mustaparta, Harley Viera Newton

The Great Gatsby will go on to open the 66th 
Cannes International Film Festival on May 15, 2013.

The exhibition will then travel and appear at the Prada 
Tokyo Epicenter store from June 14 – 30 
and the IFC Mall in Shanghai mid-July.
The exhibition titled Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby 
includes women’s gowns, dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry 
as well as sketches, production stills, backstage footage
and film trailers.  Mannequins displaying looks for each character,
 video content drawn from the film, behind-the-scenes footage, 
and, exclusive to the New York Epicenter, 
a two hundred foot mural depicting a montage drawn 
from the spectacular party scenes showing Jay Gatsby’s
 Long Island mansion complete the exhibition. 
Curated by New York studio 2x4, the exhibition 
is designed to change for each iteration and reflect 
the unique characteristics of each location.

Very strict guidelines came from Catherine Martin in terms 
of references and details on fabrics, colors, 
materials that had to be period accurate, but modern at the same time.

Carey Mulligan's Costume and Prada SS 2010

Kate Moss on Vogue UK April 2010 and Carey Mulligan


While working on the costumes, Miuccia Prada 
realized how many pieces created for the Prada and Miu Miu
 runways in different seasons had a very ‘20s mood 
once integrated in the movie’s direction. 
At once historical and utterly contemporary, 
the dresses are realized in brilliant iridescent metallic lamé,
 sequins, silk taffeta, dyed fur, velvet and 
styled with fantastical hats, shoes and accessories.




Take a look at some more pictures from the opening event:





























Isla Fisher on set





Above: Elizabeth Debicki's costumes







Until next time J Xx


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