MelbGirl Article: The Gatsby Collection

on Sunday, 28 April 2013. Posted in Articles, Columns and Freelance

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If you haven't seen the trailer yet for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming film adaptation of the classic tale The Great Gatsby then you are missing a truly visual spectacle of glamour, opulence, drama, excess, and of course, fashion!

The film features a wardrobe worthy of Gatsby himself, designed by double Academy Award winner Catherine Martin, of such famed work as Costume Design on Moulin Rouge. Partnering with Brooks Brothers, the fashion emporium was a natural selection to produce the film's costumes due to its reputation of fine menswear but also due to the connection with F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, who was a life-long customer of the fashion house, specifically mentioning the boutique by name in many of his writings. Martin describes Fitzgerald's reference to Brook Brothers "as a representation of the ultimate gentleman's purveyor of fine clothing to the American man of distinction."

Many of the 500 costumes used in the film were inspired by archival images from previous Brook Brothers collections and this connection created an authenticity that can be seen throughout the film's extensive wardrobe.

To celebrate the release of the movie, Brooks Brothers have created a modern re-interpretation and produced a sleek menswear collection for the ultimate gentleman.

The range is a definitive nod to the roaring 20′s and as such, features beautifully tailored three-piece suits, collegiate blazers, preppy ties and boat hats, the combination creating an elegant look that will be sure to impress for those gentlemen who are confident enough to don linen trousers, bow-ties and wingtip shoes.

Check out the full collection here.

And if you haven't seen the trailer for The Great Gatsby, watch it here! For those muso's out there, it has a fab cover of Happy Together by Filter, worth watching for that alone.


Image Source: Brook Brothers

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