Exhibition: Prada & The Great Gatsby

11th May 2013


Last Tuesday night Prada's flagship store in Soho, New York opened its doors to celebrate the collaboration of Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin on their costume designs for upcoming movie ‘The Great Gatsby'. Miuccia Prada attended the exhibition herself, wearing a beige fur boa with daisies from her spring/summer 2013 collection. Translating her previous designs in the evening wear of 1920's Miuccia perfectly captured the mood of the past century.

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Baz Luhrmann's wife and costume designer, Catherine Martin, who won an Oscar for her work on Moulin Rouge, collaborated with Miuccia Prada to create more than 40 looks for the movie, including Mulligan's party dress; a shimmering chandelier frock made of crystal drops connected by a net of metal rings, inspired by a look from Prada's spring 2010 collection.

Some of the most recognisable of Miuccia's pieces from the past collections were also interpreted in the 1920's mood of the movie: a fish-scale dress from fall 2011, woven shoes from spring 2011, a laser-cut leather dress from fall 2009 (which Prada redid in silk) and the most memorable striped fur boas from  spring 2011. It was a line between modern and past, innocent and preserve – a timeless story which will take it's own place in movie and fashion history.

The exhibition is open to public until May 12th at 575 Broadway, New York.
David Valinskiy

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