Miuccia Prada: Gatsby Dresses Weren’t Meant For The ’20s

We all know by now that Miuccia Prada pulled pieces from her Prada and Miu Miu archives for The Great Gatsby costumes. The designer supplied 40 looks for the upcoming movie’s two party scenes, and surprisingly, she never even designed her collections with the 1920s in mind.

We got a peek at some of the costumes earlier in January, and with the film’s upcoming May 10 release, press is going into overdrive. Today’s WWD features an interview with Miuccia and the movie’s costume designer Catherine Martin. The two didn’t plan on working together, but after Martin used Prada and Miu Miu pieces for a film test, she knew she needed more from the designer’s archives.

Surprisingly, Miuccia had never really thought about the the ’20s when she designed her collections. “That’s what’s interesting,” she said, “The point of view can transform things so much. Yes, probably a few [dresses] had that kind of edge, but almost none were meant to be the Twenties when I did them. I was really fascinated by that.”

Take a look at the gallery below for another look at Miuccia’s glitzy gowns, and watch the video for the Brooks Brothers’ Gatsby-inspired collection of suits:


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