Since the Great Gatsby opening date was pushed back from Christmas to Cannes, we’ve been craving a fix of the movie’s decadent costumes and jewelry.
Which is why we were so excited to see Carey Mulligan’s May Vogue cover, which features her dressed just like her Gatsby character, Daisy Buchanan, from her 1920s-esque cap to the dazzling diamonds dangling from every possible surface.
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The inside photos are just as beautiful, and Mulligan proves herself worthy of the Vogue name with an encyclopedic knowledge of ’20s fashion and how the Miuccia Prada-designed costumes in the film were period-appropriate while still being modern.
“If you think about it in terms of the neckline on dresses — strapless, one-shouldered, V-neck — whatever necklines you want to talk about, they had in the 1920s,” she says. “They had every silhouette of dress, from Erté, long and languid; the beginning of the bias cut; the robe de style, which was much more like the Dior New Look, with a slim bodice and a big skirt; the shift dress; the jersey dress; the shirt-maker dress — all those styles were invented in that period, or else they were synthesized and made modern.”
Read even more from Mulligan at Vogue.com, check out a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot (below) and pick up a copy of the issue on April 23 to drool over the photos in person.