September 14, 2011 New York
Both Daisy and Jay's wardrobes got an airing here. Since way back when, Lauren has always loved the feminine/masculine mix. On the Buchanan side of the story were wallpaper floral bias-cut dresses, timely pastel silk pajama pants, and "vintaged" cashmere sweaters with faux moth holes. For accessories: raffia platform sandals, embroidered and fringed bags, and delicate scarves tied tight at the neck. Lauren's girl Gatsbys had pinstriped three-piece suits with cropped pants, shorts, or full trousers to choose from and the occasional anachronism in the form of a pink leather Perfecto jacket.
The collection really came alive after dark. Glinting silver flapper dresses and column gowns looked tailor-made for the spotlight. Luhrmann's costume designer wife, Catherine Martin, is in charge of the clothes for the new movie, but Mulligan and her female co-stars need look no further than Lauren when it comes to red-carpet sparklers for the premiere circuit.