The costumes designed by Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby have been the subject of much buzz in the months leading up to the movie’s (very) long-awaited release.
But you won’t have to wait until the next Prada-devoted museum exhibition to see them up close–a selection of the looks, including women’s gowns, dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry as well as sketches, are now on view at Prada’s SoHo store here in New York City.
The Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby exhibition, on display May 1-12 before traveling to Japan for June 14, allows you to get up close and personal with the garments to fully appreciate the detail in each piece–we’re talking so close, you could touch them.
But the best part is easily the placard that sits alongside each garment, with the full description of the character that wore the piece. Even if you will probably only see that character on screen for a few seconds, and almost definitely never hear their name, each has their own back story–affairs, careers, personalities are all detailed. There’s even a Communist spy among Gatsby’s party-goers (scandalous!).
We’ve got photos from last night’s preview–where Carey Mulligan and Alexa Chung were among the celebs invited to check out the exhibition–and photos from the exhibition itself.
If you’re in New York between today and May 12, it’s definitely worth stopping by the Prada store in SoHo at 575 Broadway for a peek at these costumes–especially since you may only see a flash of them on screen at best.