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April 30, 2013  | by: Emilie Moran
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It seems to me as if everyone this season is excited for the release of the film, The Great Gatsby. Whether you are a fan of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the director Baz Luhrmann, or the actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, you have to admit, the cinematography is going to be beautiful and the costumes will play no small part in the aesthetics of the scenes. 

The costumes were a creation completed between costume designer Catherine Martin and fashion designer Miuccia Prada. Inspirations for these costumes came from many sources, including the beloved store, Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers is a clothing store that has been around since 1818 and is mentioned several times by F. Scott Fitzgerald in both “Tender is the Night” and “The Great Gatsby”

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Catherine Martin began working with Brooks Brothers to clothe the background actors, but slowly began using the pieces on the main stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio. As Martin began using Brooks Brothers more and more an idea began to formulate and this idea led to the creation of, The Gatsby Collection.

The Gatsby Collection is a limited edition collection being sold at Brooks Brothers both in stores and online. This collection consists of items such as two toned spectator loafers, straw boater hats and white formal gloves. I find this new collection very charming. Each item hints of a time of chivalry, picnics in a garden, evening parties and romance. The items are simple but beautiful and will add just the right touch to any outfit.

What is your favorite item from The Gatsby Collection by Brooks Brothers?

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