by Nathania Zevi
Miuccia Prada is the official costume designer of the upcoming film adaptation of the Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, opening next summer.
The film based on the F.Scott Fitzgerald’s homonymous novel is set in the 20s , and starring Carey Mulligan, Leonardo di Caprio, and Tobey Maguire.
The costume designer Catherine Martin, who is also Luhrmann’s wife, has collaborated with Miuccia Prada to create twemties-style gowns choosing 40 dresses from both the Prada and Miu Miu archives to be adapted for the film.
It will be the third time the designer has worked with Luhrmann, having previously collaborated on his adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, and also for the series of short films that were featured in the “ Met’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition, starring the designer herself with Judy Davis playing Schiapparelli.