Says Martin: “Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding
modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past. This connection is central to our relationship with Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby, and has connected our vision with hers. In the same way Nick Carraway reflects on a world that he is within and without, we have tried to create an environment that the audience will be subconsciously familiar with, yet separated from.”
Set on Long Island in the 1920's the aristocratic beautiful people of the time were more than a little influenced by European fashion and flair so it makes good sense that the house of Prada should be involved - the costuming will reflect a collision of the aesthetics on both side of the Atlantic, the momentary opulence post WW1, and pre Depression. Word is that in the pivotal ball segments, set in Gatsby's lavish fairytale mansion, the Prada and Miu Miu designs steal the scene. As Fitzgerald, Prada, Miu Miu and Luhrmann fans, we cannot wait.