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Prada and the Great Gatsby, 20 outfits on show in New York


The story of “Prada and Martin dress the Great Gatsby” exhibition 

Settings: New York (May 1-12), Tokyo (June), Shanghai (July)

Main characters: Miuccia Prada worked with costume designer Catherine Martin, wife of director Baz Lurhmann  to provide the set of the Great Gatsby with 40 outfits adapted from the Prada’s archives.

Plot: Prada was approached to collaborate with Martin after several Prada and Miu Miu pieces were inadvertently worn during test scenes – and they were found to work really well. The pair then worked together on pieces that evoked the Twenties. Prada admits that what intrigued her the most when working on the project was the way in which many of her designs could be so easily translated into Twenties pieces – despite not necessarily being originally created with that era in mind. The dress worn by Mulligan as Buchanan in the big party scenes took its roots from Prada’s spring/summer 2010 “chandelier dress“.


credits: Vogue UK

Shop the Gatsby’s look:

Vintage crystal earrings

Vintage Gatsby Necklace

Gatsby Bracelet @Luisaviaroma

Flapper-inspired gold plated headband

Maison Michel Naomie Headband

Brooks Brothers Linen Trousers



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