If you caught The Great Gatsby over the weekend you may have experienced a visual feast for the eyes and imagination. The film was directed by Baz Luhrmann who teamed up with a very special costume designer, his wife, Catherine Martin. From a fashion perspective the film is a non-stop look book with a men’s wardrobe provided by Brooks Brothers and over forty women’s looks designed by Catherine and Miuccia Prada. As if the fashion wasn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seat there is another major player in the movie – the jewels!
The filmmakers approached Tiffany & Co. to collaborate as the author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an actual Tiffany customer back in the day. Catherine worked with the jewelry company to design and construct pieces that dreams are made of. Tiffany & Co. also allowed Catherine full access to their archival pieces which influenced new designs and appeared in a few scenes themselves. Believe it or not Tiffany & Co. is selling pieces as seen in the film for a pretty penny in a line called, “Jazz Age Glamour.”
The Great Gatsby Collection Daisy Hand Ornament is an amazing mixture of diamonds and pearls. Daisy wears one of these on each hand during the party at Gatsby’s house.
The Ziegfeld Collection Daisy Signet Ring is worn by Gatsby throughout the film as he pines for Daisy’s love and affection.