The Great Gatsby costumes and designs, inspired by the 1920’s have endured a long flight as 12 of the original costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin are unveiled in the only town in France where lace is still made; Caudry. The costumes have been travelling across the world as they have been showcased in London, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai after The Great Gatsby was made by Catherine’s husband Baz Lurhmann.
If you’re interested in seeing the Oscar and Bafta winning lace costumes which embodied the roaring 1920’s as worn by Daisy Buchanan, aka Carey Mulligan, then head down to The Museum of Lace and Embroidery which will feature all gowns from March 4th to August 31st 2014.
Having won countless awards for their designs, the exhibition will also include lectures and talks on ‘Movies and Fashion’ and ‘The Fashion of the Roaring Twenties’. With Caudry home to Solstiss, the famous French lace specialist, the movie received 1400 meters of fabric alongside 210 designs for the glamour and grandeur that inhabited the film. With the success all tied up in the production and costume design, it will be of no surprise that people will flock in to witness the spectacle we witnessed.
Taking design to new extremes
After the hype and exhilaration that surrounded the film The Great Gatsby, Baz Lurhmann and his wife Catherine Martin have taken a backseat in films to embark on a new journey. For the first time, they are set to design the historic Saxony Hotel in the Faena District of Miami Beach, a growing district for tourists. The pair will design everything from the interior to furniture to the uniform worn by staff.
Having been asked earlier this year to be creative advisor to the project, the project is being overseen by Alan Faena, an Argentinian developer who has success in transforming the district of Buenos Aires into a gorgeous and luxurious hub for tourists and celebrities. With films, costume and production design already under Lurhmann and Martin’s belt, this project will be of a similar nature. Lurhmann recently told Vanity Fair in an interview ‘we dealt with it just like we would deal with a film…we went back to the very roots of the Saxony’. The conversion of the hotel into a five star resort is to be an extensive project and no doubt the pair will add their own sparkle and magic over it. Many communal areas of the hotel have already been designed and sketched according to their desires as well as the hotel exhibiting numerous restaurants, spa, cabaret and a cinema. Of course, the excitement to see the finished product will be a fantastic moment for the pair and I, for one cannot wait to see it!