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May 2013 - Houston

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NICHOLAS HUNT/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM WHAT DAISY WORE PAPERCITY EXCLUSIVE When you're working with a director and you're trying to interpret his vision for a film, the very first inspiration is always how the director envisions telling the story, and your job is to help support that telling … I looked to original sources that relate to the work that we are trying to bring to life, including photography, paintings, other works by the author, photographic collections and anecdotal descriptions that were written in Catherine Martin and the period or Carey Mulligan on the setting in which set of The Great Gatsby the story takes place. On raiding the Tiffany & Co. archives. Tiffany & Co. was an obvious Baz Luhrmann's partner for The The Great Gatsby Great Gatsby because of its authentic relationship to New York in the '20s, the fact that the social milieu the novel deals with is the type of customer the brand appeals to, the fact that it is a quintessentially American luxury brand and also because Fitzgerald was himself a customer of Tiffany … This is the first time that I have been involved in the process of designing jewelry … It's on a completely different level because you are engineering something so beautiful and so seemingly delicate that actually has to function practically and have inherent strength and longevity … The item that really inspired me from the Tiffany archives was the drawing of the headpiece that inspired Daisy's party headpiece [named the Savoy]. I felt it defined Daisy's character and describes the 1920s so quintessentially that I could not ignore it. The extraordinary combination of pearls and pavé diamonds culminates in an exquisite and delicate yet dramatic headband that has become one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry in the film. Your collaboration with Brooks Brothers called for more than 500 day and evening ensembles, some 1,700 pieces. Why Brooks Brothers and Jay Gatsby, aka Leonardo DiCaprio? It was this most basic and fundamental connection that has made our collaboration so authentic … Brooks Brothers is mentioned several times in Fitzgerald's writings as representation of the ultimate gentleman's purveyor of fine clothing to the American man of distinction. MATT HART COURTESY WARNER BROS. PICTURES MATT HART What were your sources for this fabled jazz-age classic? Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, wearing the Tiffany Savoy headpiece in Action ENS N OPNATIOME 3PM AM 0 D T1 -SA WE D O ELC W O We Welcome Volunteers! P ROVIDES S CHOOL U NIFORMS A WARD S CHOLARSHIPS P RESENTS E DUCATIONAL P UPPET S HOWS O FFERS H OLIDAY S UPPORT F OR TCH P ATIENTS S UPPORT T EXAS A RT S HOW 1902 Commonwealth Houston, TX 77006 Brooks Brothers Dress inspired by the Prada Spring/ Summer 2011 collection Let's talk about a golden Prada party gown laden with crystals that reportedly steals the ballroom scene when Daisy [Carey Mulligan] dons it. Our collaboration with Prada recalls the European flair that was emerging amongst East Coast crowds in the 1920s … The fashion of the time saw the development of a dichotomy between those who aspired to the privileged, the Ivy League look of wealthy Long Island and those who were aspiring to European glamour, sophistication and decadence. Our collaborations with Prada reflect the collision of these two aesthetics. What is it about the 1920s and the flapper era that still resonates today? The Jazz Age is a combination of a look into the future and a variety of styles … much more fashion-led than any other period … The beginning of the Art Deco movement was a revivalist period where people were taking historical styles and rethinking them in terms of the modern world … It is such a fascinating period in a way it never was before, primarily as a result of the wealth that was available to consumers. For the rest of our Q&A, tap Caring and Commitment IFT R TH OP SH Catherine Martin and Richard Moore, Tiffany & Co. VP , creative visual merchandising, review Tiffany & Co. window displays and interiors inspired by The Great Gatsby. CATHERINE MARTIN/BAZMARK THE GREAT GATSBY UNFURLS IN CINEMAS ACROSS AMERICA AS ONE OF THE MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED PREMIERES OF OUR TIME. ALL EYES WILL BE ON DAISY AND JAY GATSBY, DRESSED BY TWO-TIME OSCAR-WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER CATHERINE MARTIN. MEGAN PRUITT WINDER CHATS WITH MARTIN, WHO DIVULGES DETAILS OF PINSTRIPES AND PEARLS IN A RARE SILVER-SCREEN COLLABORATION WITH TIFFANY & CO., PRADA AND BROOKS BROTHERS. 713.526.7983

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