We knew Miuccia Prada was working on costumes for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, and yes, we expected them to be fabulous. However, we didn't expect that Miuccia Prada would be taking inspiration from her own collections over the years in such an obvious fashion. Now, don't get me wrong here. When I say "obvious" I mean that one looks at these ensembles and immediately sees Prada. Quite frankly, I think it's absolutely brilliant. You can look at each outfit and immediately reference a collection created by Prada in the past. It's great marketing for the brand, and gives the movie a leg up with the fashion world. What's not to love about this situation?
The Great Gatsby will feature 40 dresses in total from Miuccia Prada, including the four sketches you see herewith. That's right, this is only the beginning, a true teaser. The film now has us locked in just so we can see the remaining 36.
Just in case you are wondering, the collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Baz Luhrmann is not completely out of left field. The two have had a long friendship and actually collaborated recently for the Miuccia Prada / Elsa Schiaparelli exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, the original link to film goes back much further. Sixteen years ago, Miuccia Prada actually worked with Baz Luhrmann to create Leonardo Di Caprio's suit for his 1996 remake of Romeo+Juliet. So not only is she working with Baz again, she's also in there with Leo. Lucky lady.