A story of division and class that is no novice to the silver screen is back with a fashionable vengeance through the depiction of a visual god, Baz Luhrman. His previous works brought to life sex and scandal in Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet.
Costume designer, Catherine Martin, has designed for most of Luhrman’s movies. Ms. Martin is famous for embellishment, sparkle and texture in her pieces. Collaborating with Miuccia Prada and curating a custom collection with Tiffany’s for the production has significantly popularized the films release Friday, May 10th.
Tiffany’s robin egg blue carpet celebrity studded event built anticipation along side the countless magazine covers and editorials. The current buzz in the fashion community is definitely surrounding the Gatsby inspired collections popping up in retail stores all over. From Refinery 29’s ’Ways to Channel the Great Gatsby’ to ASOS’s outfit page displaying looks influenced by the 1920’s. Brooks Brothers designed a menswear collection specifically for the film complete with suspenders and newsboy caps, in stores now. The UK mega brand, Boots, created a Gatsby cosmetic line featuring dark hues and grey tones.
Gatsby is a name that now transcends generations from those who read the book in school, those who saw the first film adaptation and the current generation that can’t wait to see the latest transformation in theatres next week.
Period fashion, referring to trends inspired by specific eras and time periods, offers a constant cyclical source for accessories and apparel. Swing pendants, jeweled necklaces, lace, tassels and bead work are the styles that make up this Gatsby trend.