Gatsby flapper frocks are actually by Prada

Before it was just announced in US Vogue, the fact had gone largely unknown: Miuccia Prada was behind the sparkling 1920s dresses in the upcoming The Great Gatsby film. Prada created 40 dresses – which were actually reworkings of pieces in the Prada and Miu Miu archive – in collaborated with the film’s head of wardrobe, Catherine Martin.

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“I usually try not to literally reference periods in my work, because that’s not the way I think,” she told US Vogue. “But when I worked on the costumes, I realised how many pieces would become very Twenties with a little intervention and another point of view.”

Unfortunately it’s still a long wait to see the full set of costumes: the film has been delayed until July 2013. In the meantime you can watch the Great Gatsby trailer at that link.

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