Florence Welch, Nina Dobrev, and Andre Leon Talley at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
A sparkling collar here, all over baroque shimmer there, iridescent separates—opulent outfits were de rigueur at last night’s premiere of The Great Gatsby, with attendees taking a thematic approach and dressing as though they could be attending one of the title character’s infamous parties. Interestingly enough, the film’s stars kept things a little more subdued, albeit classic, but more on that later. The most obvious trend of the night was embellishment, with jewels, embroidery, and metallic fabrics causing some serious oohs and aahs. Florence Welch took to the red carpet in a dramatic navy Miu Miu gown with a jeweled collar, matching tie and a slit up to there. She let the dress do most of the talking by keeping her bright red hair back in a loose bun, and wearing minimal makeup. Nina Dobrev took the baroque approach, wearing a body-con Versace sheath, gold Rupert Sanderson heels, Susan Foster drop earrings and her hair in loose, modern waves. And finally, our king of the night Andre Leon Talley took to the carpet in an iridescent gold tunic top, purple pants in the same shiny fabric and, of course, a pair of black Uggs with a red monogram. While it wasn’t a traditional premiere look, ALT’s flashy getup was certainly in keeping with Gatsby’s themes of excess and luxury. Not to mention his arm candy: Andre had none other than Anna Wintour, resplendent in all-white, by his side.
Jay-Z, Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
Taking a more classical approach, soundtrack mastermind Jay-Z and stars Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio dressed for the premiere in modern, but timeless pieces. Proving that he has as good an eye for menswear as he does for curating music, HOV wore a charcoal, two-button window pane Tom Ford suit so rich it makes us swoon. He perfected his look with a peek of white pocket square and a blue-grey tie. Carey Mulligan went structured in a bright red Lanvin strapless cocktail frock with a peaked sweetheart neckline and seaming at the bust and bodice. Like her modern Prada look from the opening of “Dress Gatsby,” there was no inkling of Daisy Buchanan in her premiere look, but we’re glad she didn’t go with something more costumey. The man himself, Leonardo DiCaprio, looked absolutely rakish in a navy Prada suit, his hair slicked to the side and a generous helping of facial hair. Looking every bit the movie star, DiCaprio exuded confidence, and rightfully so: he looked amazing, and he is the star, after all.
Who had your favorite The Great Gatsby Premiere look?