Ever since I heard director Baz Luhrmann was remaking The Great Gatsby I've been a little bit excited. I hunted down the movie's trailer the other day and going from just this little snippet alone it seems reasonable to hope that Luhrmann has pulled off another Romeo and Juliet while avoiding another Moulin Rouge (a collossal waste of creative resources to say nothing of sequins). But at least here -as with Romeo + Juliet - Luhrmann is working with great material, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. I'm also hopeful for the soundtrack - again if the trailer is anything to go by. Jack white's cover of U2's Love Is Blindness looks to be a truly inspired choice, capturing the hollowed out depths of emotion and painful alienation that Gatsby's pursuit of daisy symbolises and you can catch a snippet of it in context on the trailer. I have to confess that I am slightly obsessed with this song. Not since Gotye's Somebody That I used To Know have I listened to a song over and over again for the raw emotion it savagely taps into. I've posted in the full song below to make your own mind up on!
While 1960s comic book heroines featured on bags, coats, cardigans, shirts and dresses for Prada's Spring 2018 collection there's a kind of 1980s subtext here too. With the PRADA font, the colour palette - lots of bright red and electric blue — plus those silhouettes. It's hard then not to think of a 1980s night club when I see this collection — the underground print press with screen printed posters and thus a little bit of punk too. All very pre-Madonna. Yay Prada!