Two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin's luscious and ultra-luxe costumes for
Your husband's directive was that it was fine to use the full 1920s decade for sartorial reference but that he didn't want it filled with "feather boas and strands of swinging pearls." He wanted it relevant to today.
Baz wanted to reflect a New York that was discovered through [novelist F.
There were multiple big brand names involved in the "Gatsby" costumes. Miuccia
I was enormously nervous, but she was really incredibly positive. She loved that they seamlessly melded with all the other clothes we manufactured in-house. The name of the game was to create that ultra-high-fashion edge to those parties, as well as have it be a nice nod to all those designers who came to the fore in the 1920s, Coco
What was working with the Tiffany archives like?
What amazing resources. And how wonderful that this company's patrimony and heritage are recognized and valued. We went there at first because of their incredible archives, but we discovered that Fitzgerald was also a customer and a Tiffany fan, with a direct link to the book. Tom Buchanan gives Daisy a string of pearls worth $300,000, and one of the things in the late 19th century that Tiffany's promoted was the idea that a string of pearls is a gift of the rite of passage for a young lady. So Fitzgerald was not only a Tiffany customer, but he used the pearls as an example of a very upper-class gift. All the collaborations came out of this kind of organic process and were incredibly happy and fruitful.
What's the secret to working with a spouse so closely, as two creative people working within such pressure and amid such high sums of money and visibility on the line?
Fighting a lot.
In front of others or privately?
Look, we're both professionals. It's not like we'd ever have a punch-up in public. But we've been known to have creative debates with our teams around us; it's not something they don't know or haven't seen. But I think we care still what each other thinks, and we care deeply about each other's opinions, and as a result, if we feel that one of us is not making the right choices or we don't think we're going down the right path, creatively, we will bring it up. Sometimes abrasively. But I think the beginning of the end is when you don't care, when you don't intercede, when you don't make a fuss.