The Great Gatsby
Premiere

Leonardo DiCaprio at the Premiere
 
 
 
Yesterday in New York was held the world 
premiere of The Great Gatsby at the
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall
 
Here the photos
 
 
Leonardo DiCaprio
 
 
 
 
Carey Mulligan
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Meyer Maguire and Tobey Maguire
 
 
 
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin
 
 
 
 
Jay-Z
 
 
 
Florence Welch
 
 
 
Anna Wintour
 
 
 
Franca Sozzani
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Morrison
 
 
 
Isla Fisher
 
 
 
Joel Edgerton
 
 
 
 
Adelaide Clemens
 
 
 
 
 
1st May is released The Great Gatsby first world premiere
 at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York directed by
Buz Luhrmann with the costumes by his wife Catherine Martin.
 
Recreating the fashions of the Roaring Twenties,
the glamour, the sparkle, the innovation, was an
exciting challenge for costume designer Catherine
MartinOscar winner for Moulin Rouge‘s costumes.
 
“The`20s was basically the birth of 20th-century
fashion  as we know it. Just after World War I, we
saw the abandonment of the heavy Victorian
undergarment,we saw short  skirts coming in, and
a kind of sexual liberation for women that allows
them to be  much more scantily clad. It brought
about an exuberant, decorative style
that is a key point for design.”
 
Some of 20′s traditional styles were slightly modernized,
in particular for some of the more dazzling party costumes.
“Baz is always interested at looking at the past  through
very modern eyes,” explains Martin. “So, it’s a process of
making a very  erudite study of costume history and of the
details of manufacture that were interesting in the past,
and reapplying them in a very modern, very
interesting way to the clothing.”
 
One way contemporary style was incorporated was
by collaborating with Italian designer Miuccia Prada
on some of the female costumes. “Miuccia designed 40 of the
background dresses for the party scenes. So, 20 for the
‘glamorous party’ and 20 for the ‘sad and tawdry party,’
which is what we called it” says Martin with a smile. 
 
In addition to the party dresses, Prada also made the
‘chandelier’ dress and the fur that Daisy wears
for her first and only appearance at one of Gatsby’s parties,
a pinnacle moment in the film. To complete the look,
Daisy wears a pearl and diamond headband from
Tiffany’s, as well as the stunning engagement
ring she wears throughout the film.
 
For a lot of the male costumes, Martin worked closely
with Brooks Brothers, the American heritage brand,
who provided more than 2000 garments for the film,
 including both formalwear—200 tuxedos—and daywear. 
Some of the film’s party scenes had close to 300 extras
on set–each one outfitted in his or her own unique costume.
To give you an idea of just how many costumes that is, 
Brooks Brothers supplied 1,200 in total. And that’s just on
the men’s side. “One of the reasons we felt this association was
so important is that Brooks Brothers have been the purveyor
of preppy clothes, and in fact they sold to Fitzgerald,” she says.
“They had a huge archive of Fitzgerald’s letters
where he was ordering clothes by mail.” 
 
 
 
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby
 
 
 
 
Scene from The Great Gatsby
 
 
 
Leonardo diCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby
 
 
 
 
Leonardo diCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby