Throwback Thursday Movie: Great Gatsby
Another Leonardo Di Caprio Costume fest
Costume Desinger: Catherine Martin
Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. He moves in next door to mysterious Gatsby who throws wild party’s
Catherine Martin, the costume designer is the director Baz Luhrmann’s wife. Martin has said that the Luhrmann’s brief was very specific and wanted to make the clothes look fresh yet true to the time
A real variety of silhouette’s on display here, anything from a bias cut, to a strapless, to a robe de style, had all been invented. One shouldered looks, beading, embroidering, harem pants, feathered skirts, halter necks, v-necks… all kinds of different silhouettes. When we think of the ’20s, we think of a shift, a beaded embroidered fringed shift. And in reality, the silhouettes were incredibly varied with all kinds of influences form folkloric to Arabic, and Orientalism.