Miuccia Prada & Catherine Martin:
As the release date for The Great Gatsby approaches, the Prada store in Soho New York are exhibiting a selection of the costumes for the movie. I went there today with my fellow fashion historian friend Joanna, and we were in awe for the duration of our visit. Firstly, the costumes are styled perfectly and they are displayed on a staircase. You have the opportunity to walk amongst the pieces to really see the beautiful details and techniques close up. There is also a short clip with Catherine Martin, the costume designer explaining the design process and collaboration with Prada. The costumes are stunning and epitomise the 1920s silhouette but with a contemporary aesthetic. Some might argue that they aren't exactly historically accurate, but I appreciated the interpretation of 1920s dress through a current lens. They are on display at 575 Broadway until May 12th. I strongly encourage everyone to visit, as it is such a rare opportunity to see movie costumes in so much detail and you can look out for your favorite pieces when the movie comes out. But, for those who can't make it, I took (a lot) of photographs... enjoy!
(All photographs taken by myself - Please feel free to share, but credit)