WE Show: Miuccia Prada & Catherine Martin Exhibition for The Great Gatsby


Another glitzy name shining on the latest film The Great Gatsby is Prada, which is showcasing selected costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin for the blockbuster-to-be at a special tour exhibition, from New York to Tokyo to Shanghai.

A lot had already been spread around before the curtain was up. The associations with Baz Luhrmann‘s latest piece have already drawn the fantastical picture of what to expect from the silverscreen.  Before the amazement of motion aesthetic, WE are already fascinated by this couture exhibition, which includes women’s gowns, dresses, hats, shoes and jewellery as well as sketches, production stills, backstage footage and trailers of the film.




While working on the costumes, Miuccia Prada realised how many pieces created for the Prada and Miu Miu runways in different seasons had a very ‘20s mood once integrated in the movie’s direction. At once historical and utterly contemporary, the dresses are realised in brilliant iridescent metallic lamé, sequins, silk taffeta, dyed fur, velvet and styled with fantastical hats, shoes and accessories.


With its opening coinciding with the world premiere of The Great Gatsby, the exhibition includes mannequins displaying looks for each character coupled with video content drawn from the film and behind-the-scenes and, for the New York Epicenter, a two hundred foot mural depicting a montage drawn from the spectacular party scenes showing Jay Gatsby’s Long Island mansion.

On display May 1 – 12, 2013 at the Prada New York Epicenter at 575 Broadway in New York City, before it travels to the Prada Tokyo Epicenter store from June 14 – 30 and then the IFC Mall in Shanghai mid-July.

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