Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sneak Peek

of what's in the May Vogue magazine


"Daisy has got to be a kind of hot-house flower,"
Leonardo DiCaprio observed to Luhrmann
after Carey's audition.
Obviously having a huge input into the selection of Daisy.

Chanel Haute Couture Sequined Gown

Carey Mulligan came at the end of a long line 
of actresses who auditioned for this role.

Miu Miu Gown
embroidered with Swarovski elements

Carey found the roots of her character in Fitzgerald's first love,
Ginevra King and in his wife, Zelda

Chanel Haute Couture
chiffon, feathers & tulle with flouncing open shoulders

as Daisy, Mulligan portrays a woman, Fitzgerald famously wrote, 
"is full of money."

Oscar de la Renta
hand beaded top & matching skirt

Nina Ricci Gown
Chanel Fine Jewelry

Alexander McQueen Chiffon & Feather Dress
embellished with chiffon-covered pearls

Carey Mulligan said of Daisy, 
"It's like she's in a movie of her own life,
she's constantly on show."

As I've said before, I'll be at the 1st day's showing of this film,
if only to compare to the original one from the '70's
with Robert Redford & Mia Farrow

Somehow, I cannot imagine Jay-Z doing the musical score for the
film...but I have an open mind...most of the time.

now, just in from

Catherine Martin Talks "Gatsby"

“We needed to find a way of translating the twenties into something that felt as new and modern and titillating as it was back in 1922,” said Catherine Martin—the designer behind the costumes for husband Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming The Great Gatsby film—during an intimate Q&A with Harold Koda at the Met yesterday evening. If there’s anything that can reignite the Jazz Age’s mystique, it’s Martin’s wares, which are at once painstakingly historically accurate (aside from a zipper here and there) and completely enchanting. The film, which opens on May 10 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, boasts such fantasies as feathered frocks worn by the Fitzgerald-penned tale’s “girls in twin yellow dresses” (the looks were inspired by an actual twenties-era vaudevillian act), hordes of boater hats by Rosie Boylan, wigs made in England, and beach pajamas (for the elusive Jordan Baker).

Luhrmann and Martin’s fondness for Schiaparelli (the pair worked on the film for the Met’sSchiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition), lent a surreal edge to the story’s infamous party scene. “Baz kept saying, ‘We need a lobster!’” recalled Martin. And he got one—the costumer crafted metallic crustacean headpieces for the showgirls at Gatsby’s raucous soiree (below).

The film’s menswear was courtesy of Brooks Brothers, and Martin noted that, particularly for evening, crispness was key. “We wanted clean, sexy men’s clothing for night that felt predatory and sharp,” she said. When not in his slick evening garb, Gatsby dons linen pants and sweaters, and that iconic pink suit. DiCaprio, however, was apparently less than thrilled by the latter’s hue. “I told him, ‘You’ve read the book a number of times, Leo. That couldn’t have escaped you. This [suit] is one of the very important plot points!’” Martin laughed, adding that even if he were “in a potato sack,” DiCaprio would be a beyond-convincing Gatsby.

Of course, everyone was curious about Mrs. Daisy Buchanan’s wardrobe, particularly the crystal chandelier gown Miuccia Prada designed for her (above). “Miuccia’s first question was, ‘Why would my modern clothes talk to the twenties, and how do they speak to your production?” said Martin. “So I started thinking about how, in the twenties, you had the beginnings of Coco Chanel, you had Jeanne Lanvin, you had all these strong women making clothes for women. I love that Miuccia challenges our ideas of beauty—what’s appropriate to wear, what’s ugly, what’s beautiful, what’s romantic, what’s nostalgic—and I think, in a way, all those 1920s designers were doing the same thing.”



Katie Clooney said...

Counting the minutes until the movie comes out. I still love the last one. Great post. Makes me even more excited!!!

Entertaining Women said...

Thought the Redford version, when compared to the novel, was deadly dull...tried too hard. I'll be eager to see this one, but I am somewhat cynical. Leonardo does have an affinity for period characters; I hope that he can carry the role. Love the couture parade, particularly the McQueen piece. Thanks for the preview. Cherry Kay

martinealison said...

Un très joli billet... Je suis aussi fascinée par les superbes toilettes. j'aime particulièrement cette belle robe en perles ainsi que celle en plumes...
Un film très certainement beau.
Gros bisous à vous.

Colleen Taylor said...

Can't wait to see the film. I'm in crazy love with these over the top luxury gowns! Adore them all.

The enchanted home said...

Cannot wait...I will be first in line!! Love Carey in these pictures..she looks incredible!