Carey Mulligan’s May Vogue Editorial Predictably Dripping with ‘Gatsby – But Standalone Stunning
So Carey Mulligan’s inevitable ‘Gatsby Vogue cover and accompanying editorial has hit the internet. Though this forgone conclusion to the British actress’s multi-media partnership with Anna Wintour, Baz Luhrmann and Miuccia Prada for the 2012 Met Gala ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations‘ is predictably dripping with the movie’s influence, the editorial shot by Mario Testino is standalone stunning.
Mulligan is a tricky canvas. Her face is so full – of features, youth, and expression – there is risk of a complicated visage fighting with busy clothing. However, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “this is Vogue” where the lightest of hand takes the most intricate of couture and creates images where the subject and the clothing take turns in taking themselves seriously. A balancing act, as it were.
So let’s forget the book, the movie, and its costume for a spell, and allow Vogue, Carey and Mario to wash us away on a wave of Spring high fashion from Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La Renta, Dior Couture, Chanel Couture and Nina Ricci.
Images & captions by Vogue.com