Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Great Gatsby movie costumes on display...

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby is a lavish spectacle, evoking the sights and sounds of New York's Roaring Twenties, no more so than in the fantastic costume design.

Original film costumes and production model from The Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby movie costume exhibit
Great Gatsby movie costumes
Great Gatsby movie costumes
Great Gatsby red party dress
Great Gatsby movie costumes
This trio of period costumes from the movie remake were photographed at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on May 10, 2013, on display beside a production model of Jay Gatsby's castle.

The Great Gatsby party costumes
The Great Gatsby party costumes
Great Gatsby party costumes
Great Gatsby Klipspringer party costume
Great Gatsby Klipspringer party costume
Catherine Martin, the wife of Baz Luhrmann, is the Costume Designer responsible for the looks of the party goers who attend Gatsby's lavish parties. Included in the display I believe is the party outfit worn by 'Ewing Klipspringer' (Brendan Maclean), a freeloader at the mansion who plays the piano and is said to be a 'dubious descendant of Beethoven'.

Green flapper dress detail from The Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby green party dress
Great Gatsby green flapper dress
Gatsby green party dress
Green costume headpiece Great Gatsby
Green costume headdress Gatsby
costume headpiece Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby green flapper dress
Great Gatsby movie costume
Gatsby movie costume
The detail on this green flapper dress is amazing and there are literally hundreds of similar costumes in the frenetic party scenes in the movie.

In addition to the wonderful costumes it's also interesting to get a glimpse of the foam core model of Gatsby's opulent Long Island mansion built by the film's art department.
The Great Gatsby castle production model
Great Gatsby castle production model
Gatsbys castle art department model
Great Gatsby castle film production model
In the movie there's a scene at one of Gatsby's infamous parties where a girl is singing a sad song in a red dress on a piano. This may not be that dress, but that's the only red dress of note from the movie that I can remember. 

Red party dress from The Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby red flapper dress
Great Gatsby red dress
Great Gatsby party dress
Red headdress Great Gatsby
Red flower headdress Gatsby
Gatsby red dress detail
Great Gatsby red dress
Great Gatsby movie dress
If you like these extravagant costumes you'll probably like these fun costumes worn by Christina Aguilera in Burlesque, plus another look at 1920's fashion in this costume worn by Angelina Jolie in Changeling.

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