I really wanted to talk about the May 2013 issue of Vogue Paris before I struck the Gatsby chord in Vogue US May 2013. Because Baz Luhrmann’s outstanding cinematography brings Gatsby back on our big screens. And Cannes is where they’ll show it for the very first time, in a month from now.
Everybody is putting it all in this new mega Hollywood production, like the magic and the sparkle of Gatsby’s extravaganza will breathe new life and glamour into anything and everything. With a soundtrack produced by Jay Z and Leonardo diCaprio as the male leading star, Miuccia Prada costumes, a year long of postproduction and montage, the new Great Gatsby is full of promises.
And so is Carey Mulligan, the new Vogue US cover darling as photographed by Mario Testino: with every new movie, Carey delivers more and more from what seems to be an endless repertoire. She’s like a very gifted chameleon who just turned into a daisy. Into the Daisy! Daisy Buchanan, my dahlings, looking back at you from the newsstands!
Reading through her cover story I was transported by the admiration and the excitement for this new project, for this new Daisy. Hollywood is proud to exhibit and acclaim onto his newly found precious acting gem. Carey Mulligan is one of the most gifted young actresses, the new blood infusing the old veins of the legendary Hollywood studios. All in 3D, biensur. An old school musical with new talents in a new perspective. Will the same old recipe bring in the new bucks? I’m sure it will.
Actually, with all the buzz created around it, with all the media coverage and constant inspiration drew out of it, I’m positive that the old Gatsby will find its new shine again. Because everyone loves a sparkling moment, monstrous parties and careless characters. La vie en rose. Ahem. La vie en Daisy (see now why I went with a Daisy title rather than highlighting Carey Mulligan? Because Carey is completely lost in character for this particular pictorial)!