Move over, Moonrise Kingdom: fashion is crushing hard on a new flick. After what feels like years of anticipation, Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby is finally set to hit theaters in May, and style-stalkers are already hyperventilating over Carey Mulligan’s period looks. It helps that the designs were dreamed up by Luhrmann’s longtime collaborator Miuccia Prada, who already has an insanely loyal following for her innovative vision. The film will feature a whopping 40 dresses from past Prada and Miu Miu collections. Today, the famed Italian fashion designer has released sketches of four of them.
As reported by the Telegraph, Miuccia and Catherine Martin (the film’s costume designer and Luhrmann’s wife) collaborated to design costumes that reflect ”the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the 1920s” and illustrate the “dichotomy between those who aspired to the privileged, Ivy League look of wealthy Long Island and those who were aspiring to European glamour, sophistication and decadence.”
Keep your eyes peeled for the Prada moments in the film’s ballroom scenes, where you’ll catch the below orange organza dress enriched with plastic fish scale-like sequin embroidery (inspired by Prada’s FW11 collection) and the knee-length dress in octane-colored tulle lined in matching silk cady. See more sketches here.