575 Broadway in Manhattan was transformed on Tuesday for the opening of a special exhibition of selected costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin for Baz Luhrmann’sThe Great Gatsby. The exhibition opening coincided with the world première of Luhrmann’s film on May 1 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Among the guests were Miuccia Prada, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, Florence Welch, Katy Perry, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Maggie Gyllenhaal Catherine Martin, Jessie Ware, Alexa Chung, Mackenzie Davis, Sami Gayle, Mia Moretti, Adepero Oduye, Amanda de Cadenet, Atlanta Bean, Grace Coddington, Jennifer Meyer, and Fei Fei Sun.
The exhibition, titled Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby includes women’s gowns, dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry as well as sketches, production stills, backstage footage and film trailers. Mannequins displaying looks for each character, video content drawn from the film, behind-the-scenes footage, and, exclusive to the New York Epicenter, a two hundred foot mural depicting a montage drawn from the spectacular party scenes showing Jay Gatsby’s Long Island mansion complete the exhibition. Curated by New York studio 2x4, the exhibition is designed to change for each iteration and reflect the unique characteristics of each location.
Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby will be on display May 1st through the 12th at the Prada New York Epicenter. It will then travel and appear at the Prada Tokyo Epicenter store from June 14–30 and the IFC Mall in Shanghai mid July.