Prada released four sketches from Miuccia Prada’s collection of over 40 dresses for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. True to Luhrmann and Prada form, the dresses aren’t an obvious rehash of twenties style, but rather an idiosyncratic take on the period. Dreamt up in collaboration with Luhrmann’s wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, the dresses take their cue from pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu archives: AW11’s vaguely sixties fur-collared fish scale dress makes an appearance in a new twenties guise, and SS11’s graphic, vibrant stripes have been re-imagined in sequins and plastic trimmings.
“I usually try not to literally reference periods in my work, because that’s not the way I think,” Prada stated in an interview. “But when I worked on the costumes, I realized how many pieces could become very 1920s with a little intervention and another point of view.” It will be the third time the designer has worked with Baz Luhrmann having previously collaborated on his 1996 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet , for which she designed the suit Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo wore during the wedding ceremony, and also for the series of short films that were featured in the Met’s ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ exhibition.
The Great Gatsby slated for May release is anxiously awaited in India as it also stars the legend – Amitabh Bachchan. No he won’t be wearing Prada as she designed only for the women in the movie.Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim and looks rather cool in his upturned moustache.
Hear you can have a look at the Trailer of The Great Gatsby and yes, Amitabh Bachchan features in the 2-minute trailer unlike Anil Kapoor who was missing in the Mission Impossible trailers: http://youtu.be/h7AFnJbETLw