‘The Great Gatsby’ Costume Designer Catherine Martin Talks Brooks Brothers in ‘GQ’ Video

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in Brooks Brothers for The Great Gatsby.
Photo: GQ

We love The Great Gatsby already, and we haven’t even seen it yet. The sartorial gift that keeps on giving, we’ve been totally enamored of each trailer and snippet of info that we’ve received in the lead up, and the flow of new and sparkly things doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. As serious fans of a classically well dressed man, we were quite intrigued when we heard that Brooks Brothers would be working with costume designer Catherine Martin on the costumes for the men in the film. In a new video from GQ, the costume designer goes in-depth about working with the clothier to not only dress the leading men on the screen, but also each of the male extras.

Not only was Brooks Brothers a staple for men in the 1920’s, as it remains today, it was also the primary source of clothing for F. Scott Fitzgerald himself. Martin was given access to both the company’s archives and their manufacturing, so she could make each and every character a genuine Brooks Brothers suit. No expense was spared as far as details are concerned, and each of the main characters had a special little flourish added to their costume by Martin. Watch the video below, and tell us, how excited are you for The Great Gatsby?

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