The Great Gatsby! It’s finally happening. And I know this is fashion sacrilege, but boy could I give a hoot. Mostly because I am—please don’t hurt me—not a fan of Baz Luhrmann’s films. I do, however, love the story and Miuccia Prada, so if it gets great reviews I might see it.
Yet whether you’re a Baz fanatic, an F. Scott Fitzgerald disciple, or none of the above, it’s difficult not to imagine this film having a tremendous effect on what we’ll see on the Spring 2014 runways. After all, designers love a Roaring Twenties reference.
However, I think the impact may turn out to be minimal, and here’s why.