The limited edition collection will be available in over 150 Brooks Brothers stores around the world. Selected locations including the NYC flagship store located at 346 Madison Avenue, as well as Beverly Hills, London and Tokyo, will feature significant exhibitions showcasing the actual costumes worn in the film. How cooooool!!
The collaborative effort, unprecedented among past Brooks Brothers partnerships in its depth and scale, consists of formalwear and daywear, including tuxedos, tailored suits, suiting separates (sport coats, waist coats, and trousers), shirts, ties, shoes, and accessories.
Refined and colorful, the collection channels the dreamlike world of pristine green lawns and lavish parties depicted in the original 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It takes direct inspiration from the creations of the new film’s Oscar®-winning costume designer, Catherine Martin, many of which were based on 1920s items in the Brooks Brothers archive.
Catherine Martin said of the collection:
Brooks Brothers served as the official menswear clothing partner for Mr. Luhrmann’s film, working with Ms. Martin and manufactured more than 500 ensembles for the film. The costumes have been modified for the collection so they are at once clearly inspired by the era but entirely wearable today. Modifications include using lighter fabrics than the heavier weights worn on camera, which were selected by Martin to achieve period authenticity.