Yes, I know I am late to this part but I am still going to post the pictures of the The Great Gatsby Prada-Miu Miu Costume Exhibit, which is no longer on display but still, it's not like most of us were going to see it in real life. Oh yes, I wish though!
Back when I started this blog I had a section called "Reasons I love Miu Miu" and though I no longer write it, this exhibit is indeed one of the reasons why I adore Miu Miu!
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Vogue UK recently published an article about Miuccia Prada and her magnificent designs for The Great Gatsby. The most interesting part of this article is that Mrs. Prada said her dresses were not originally thought with the 1920's decade in mind but they turned out perfect!
The whole article is as follows:
DESPITE the high-octane style associated with Daisy Buchanan and the roaring Twenties, Miuccia Prada says that designing the costumes for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby "was not about glamour". The designer adapted 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives for the Baz Lurhmann film, including the party dress worn by Carey Mulligan.
"When I read [the book], it was psychological. It was not about glamour for me. It was a real [study of] personality, very internalised," she said. "It was meant to be about light. It became about money, because Luhrmann wanted to show her as the most beautiful and rich woman on earth."
Prada was approached to collaborate with costume designer Catherine Martin, after several Prada and Miu Miu pieces were inadvertently worn during test scenes - and they were found to work really well. The pair then worked together on pieces that evoked the Twenties - without getting too weighed down in "historical pedantry", as Martin puts it.
"The reality is that from 1920, I could find a photo or a fashion illustration that would support almost any choice that we've made in the film," said Martin. "But we are not making a documentary. We are trying to express a story in a way in which Fitzgerald's visceral modernity is able to transgress the plane of the screen."
Prada admits that what intrigued her the most when working on the project was the way in which many of her designs could be so easily translated into Twenties pieces - despite not necessarily being originally created with that era in mind. The dress worn by Mulligan as Buchanan in the big party scenes took its roots from Prada's spring/summer 2010 "chandelier dress".
"That's what interesting. The point of view can transform things so much," she told WWD. "Yes, probably a few [dresses] had that kind of edge, but almost none were meant to be Twenties when I did them. I was really fascinated by that."
An exhibition of selected Prada-Martin costumes will go on display from May 1 to May 12 at the Prada New York Epicenter in New York City. The installation, entitled Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby, will feature women's gowns, accessories and jewellery - alongside sketches, production stills, backstage footage and film trailers. The exhibition will travel to Tokyo in June, then Shanghai in July."
The article was originally published via Vogue UK and was written by Sarah Karmali. It can be found here.
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Every season there is a distinctive detail about a brand's handbags that just by looking at one you'll forever remember that a particular bag belongs to that specific season.
This season we got a lot of Matelasse love. And Matelasse being a classic Miu Miu staple material has to have something different this season in order to become unique.
So Matelasse bags this Spring 2013 have a practical metallic chain that will be forever remembered as the chain from Spring 2013.
And Coco Chanel was not wrong, "I know women — give them chains, women adore chains." And chains by Miu Miu in a royal blue Matelasse, well, that's just perfect.
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