Carey Mulligan Is A Jazz Age Fantasy In 'The Great Gatsby' Trailer

Breathe, everyone. Get ready. There are A LOT of things we need to talk about with regards to the latest trailer for The Great Gatsby so we want you to be prepared. Baz Lurmann's epic adaptation of the great American novel is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and with its release date rapidly approaching (May 10th, so soon so soon) our excitement is heading into fever pitch territory. We've already learned that the men in the film--none other than the great Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton—will be outfitted by Brooks Brothers, and that the ladies, most importantly Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan, will be dressed by Miuccia Prada. Vogue got their hands on some exclusive sketches of the Prada looks, so naturally we had our eyes peeled for them when the brand new trailer dropped yesterday. Besides featuring a snippet of Beyonce's cover of "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse, the trailer also has new songs from Lana Del Rey and Florence And The Machine, but the INCREDIBLE soundtrack isn't what we're here to discuss, is it? No, we're here to discuss the AMAZING DRESSES on Carey Mulligan. Deep breaths, it's going to be ok. The trailer features more than SEVEN looks, and those are just the ones we can get a good look at.

A look from The Great Gatsby.
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We already know that The Great Gatsby is all about opulence, with the title character's quest for a magical life at the forefront of the narrative, and Mulligan's costumes reflect that desire in their exquisite details and luxurious fabrication. Her first look in the trailer isn't one that we recognize from the Prada sketches, but it could very possibly be one of Miuccia's creations. Dusty purple lace covers Mulligan like a springtime spiderweb, and wisps of fabric bloom from her shoulders like flower petals. While the dress is only visible from the waist up, a blue sash is visible. We're incredibly curious as to the cut of the rest of the dress, and unfortunately the trailer only affords us that one look.

A look from The Great Gatsby.
Photo: Youtube

In her next look, Mulligan gets a little more comfortable in a black floral-printed kimono and silk scarf. We have a feeling this look will play a more pivotal role in the film, because we get to see it again later in the trailer. It's possible that this is a creation of famed costume designer Catherine Martin, who is not only the genius behind the incredible looks from Luhrmann's other films, but is also his wife (aw). We're not sure which looks Martin crafted and which are Prada, but it's fun trying to figure it out.

A look from The Great Gatsby.
Photo: Youtube

Things start to get a little romantic at this point in the trailer, and unfortunately for us Leo is obscuring our view of this bananas dress with his passionate embrace. From what we can see, the calf length cream gown is COVERED in embellishments, some silver and the size of Christmas tree ornaments, could that be possible? In the world of Gatsby, we kind of suspect anything is.

A look from The Great Gatsby.
Photo: Youtube

In what looks like a slightly different version of the first dress, Mulligan stands with the be-suited Joel Edgerton, who plays Daisy's husband Tom Buchanan, in a pale pink dress with silver sequin detailing and a truly cozy looking fur wrap. If you're keeping score, we're now at four looks, and as far as we can tell, none of the dresses we saw in Vogue have been featured. This is going to be a film of EPIC sartorial proportions, friends. Moving on!

A look from The Great Gatsby.
Photo: Youtube

At this point things are reaching their climax in the trailer, and the looks start to move fast. Daisy watches in horror as the two man in her life engage in brutal fisticuffs, cowering in a pale yellow drop waist dress with green floral embroidery and a bright yellow sash. We might be willing to put money on this being Prada, but we're not the betting types.

A look from The Great Gatsby
Photo: Youtube

Although we weren't sure at first, we THINK this is the same dress from the first look. Much more detailed from this angle, the reddish purple gown appears to have a train that matches the embellishments on the sleeves, and to hug Mulligan's form flawlessly. The roaring 20's weren't a big time for body con, but this look is a welcome break from a world of sheaths.

A look from The Great Gatsby.
Photo: Youtube

Last but DEFINITELY not least, Mulligan has a dramatic meltdown at the end of the trailer, at the expense of a long strand of pearls. Breaking down on a bed, the actress wears a cream colored gown with pale pink accents that almost looks like it could be a wedding gown. What we really love about this dress, and what sets it apart from aforementioned bridal blah, is that you can see what are either Mulligans underpinnings or a lining through the gauzy fabric of the dress, adding depth and texture.

What's your favorite look from The Great Gatsby trailer?

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