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In his latest op-ed column for BoF, Colin McDowell provides some controversial fruit for thought on The Great Gatsby and how it’s a reflection of all that’s wrong with the high fashion world of today. He starts off innocently enough looking at the film’s characteristic opulence, and then takes aim right at Vogue.
We didn’t think the day would ever come, but The Great Gatsby fever that has spread over us is slowly rolling into fatigue. Thankfully, the film’s stars (but not all) seem to have caught wind of this and sported perfectly modern looks for their premiere down under.
What happens when you take the glamour of The Great Gatsby and put it in the hands of Terry Richardson? Well, this, apparently.
And here we thought Carey Mulligan and Nicole Kidman were going to have all the fashion fun in the French Riviera this week.
We’re deep in the throes of a Great Gatsby fever, but at least one notable name has no interest in seeing the film in theaters tomorrow. Carey Mulligan, who happens to play Daisy, the crown jewel of the story and Gatsby’s long-lost love interest. In this video, Mulligan spills to Jon Stewart on the specificity of Catherine Martin’s costume design, and why we won’t be seeing her in line for popcorn.
Catwalk stars were out in full force yesterday evening at a screening of The Great Gatsby hosted by Town & Country and Brooks Brothers. A Victoria’s Secret Angel, an America’s Next Top Model winner, and one of the most famous faces of the ’80s stepped out to see Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of the classic novel. And with only two days to go until mere mortals can take in the film, this just might have been one of the last Gatsby fêtes in town.
Solange took inspiration from The Great Gatsby’s movie logo, and wore an Art Deco-style dress at last night’s pre-Met Gala screening. With a plunging neckline, bold stripes, and a peplum detail — she pretty much stole the show.
Guests at yesterday’s pre-Met Ball screening of The Great Gatsby seemed to have dressed more for Truman Capote’s legendary monochrome-themed ball than any bash the film’s namesake would have hosted, but while the MoMA resembled the penguin enclosure at Sea World, there were a few attendees who didn’t get the memo.
Carey Mulligan may have snagged the cover of Vogue, but she’s not the only Gatsby girl in town. Aussie actress Isla Fisher plays Myrtle in Baz Luhrmann‘s cinematic extravaganza, and yesterday she hopped on the promotional wagon with a stop by the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
The venue may have been Lincoln Center, but the crowd was all West Egg at last night’s New York premiere of The Great Gatsby. But would Jay Gatsby have approved of his guests’ attire? We’re sure he would have coveted a certain other Jay’s Tom Ford suit, and Carey Mulligan‘s dress was worthy of a modern day Daisy, but what about that pair of Uggs we saw peeking out under one guest’s outfit?
Based on the fashion-sphere’s current obsessions (The Great Gatsby and the Met Gala, natch), we keep half expecting people to show up to parties dressed like Daisy Buchanan, Johnny Rotten, or some creative hybrid of the two. But even at last night’s Gatsby-themed party at the Prada store in Soho, most of the attendees opted not to nod to the Roaring Twenties. Saving their flapper gear for the premieres, perhaps?
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.
All the world is abuzz with flapper chic, and rightly so. Actress Erin Cahill attended Sue Wong’s Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Unveiling and Birthday Celebration in this smashing–and we mean smashing–glittering dress.
The Great Gatby is the stuff of dreams for fashion editors looking to the film for inspiration: visually stunning, replete with Prada duds and Tiffany & Co. jewels, and with a great looking cast to boot. So, naturally, the covers have started rolling in in anticipation of the May 10 release date. So far, two Vogue editions have taken their cues from Daisy Buchanan‘s glamorous excesses for this month’s issues, with Vogue Australia casting Karlie Kloss and her era-appropriate bob, and the US version going, predictably, with Carey Mulligan, who will star as Daisy on the big screen. But which cover captures the essence of Gatsby best? Let’s take a look.
As far as we’re concerned, half of the romance of The Great Gatsby is in the read: drinking in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a well-worn copy of the book planted firmly in our laps. Don’t get us wrong: we’ll be making a beeline for the theater next month to take in Baz Luhrmann‘s visual extravaganza with the rest of you, but we’ll probably be doing so with a bite of nostalgia for its literary counterpart. So to tip our hats to the bound tome, we’ve paired images of some of our favorite cover designs from throughout the years with one the other things we love most about Gatsby: the jewelry.
It’s no secret that filming deshabille in Hollywood is the most awkward thing ever. Most people can barely handle swimsuit season, let alone acting out a full-on sex scene with a director, a camera crew, and who knows who else watching. And since Carey Mulligan has performed her fair share of adult material, she’s had to devise her own ways of coping with the stress of stripping down.
We’ve seen two trailers for The Great Gatsby, and bits and pieces of the elaborate costuming before. Baz Luhrmann tapped Miuccia Prada to design over forty looks for the movie, and now, we’ve got the first four sketches right here.
We just got several times more excited for The Great Gatsby to come out this summer.
The long-awaited trailer for The Great Gatsby is here, and it involves Kanye West.