The blogosphere will be popping with plenty of tributes to the Divine Miss H. She worked on almost 500 films and dressed the biggest stars in Hollywood. For me it would be impossible to pick a favorite dress or movie. Here is my small tribute with a few favorite sketches, quotes and a bibliography where you can slowly drink up all the talent, controversy and inspiration that is Edith Head.
Vicki Lester (name might ring a bell for some) writes the blog Beguiling Hollywood, offering glimpses, analysis, and juicy tidbits on old and new Hollywood. She mentioned that the new Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby trailer is out. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey McGuire and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Take a look below. It looks like Baz is certainly giving it his touch. What do you think. It’s coming out in December.
I think this resurgence for the delicious and de-lovely clothes of the 20’s is a wonderful thing.
Here is a look at Dicaprio and McGuire in Brooks Brothers suits.
The men’s costumes are designed by Brooks Brothers. The women’s costume designer, which from what is presented in the trailer are stunning. The designer Catherine Martin Baz’s wife and collaborator is an amazing costume designer creating costumes for Moulin Rouge. Here is a great interview with Catherine Martin regarding the costumes for MR as well her design ethics and process. Gossip around the w.w.w. was that Mucci Prada and Ralph Lauren were all thought to be the designer for the movie. So I wonder if Ralph Lauren did the collection as a nod to the 1974 movie or maybe there was something else going on.
You may know that Ralph Lauren was the costume designer for the 1974 version directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Fashionistas will recall the 1920’s inspired Spring 2012 RTW collection by Mr. Lauren. Below are a few examples. Plus I have more on my Pintrest if you are interested in looking at this beautiful collection. And, I have a ton, a TON I say of images on the Tumblr site The Blue Thread too. Love that period.
Any opinions on the remake? Are you a stalwart fan of the Redford/Farrow version. Do you think it did justice to Fitzgerald? DiCaprio as Gatsby? McGuire and his monotone voice is not making me happy but then it was only 2 minutes of video. Regardless I think the gorgeous costumes will lure me in.
What do you think?