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Oscars 2014: The nominees for best costume design are...

The wardrobe designers for the Roaring ’20s set The Great Gatsby, ’70s con-artist comedy American Hustle, and the powerfully moving 12 Years a Slave are among this year’s Oscar nominees for best costume design.

Catherine Martin was recognized twice for her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, scoring nominations in the costume design and production design categories. If she wins them both, it won’t be the first time she’ll have to give two acceptance speeches — in 2002, Martin took home the costume and production Oscars for Moulin Rouge. Martin designed most of the costumes for Gatsby herself, supplementing her work with flapperesque dresses from the Prada archives, and suits co-designed with Brooks Brothers.

Michael Wilkinson helped David O. Russell resurrect the Disco era for Hustle, outfitting Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in a mix of vintage Halston gowns and custom cut-down-to-there dresses — not to mention Adams’ sexy macrame swimsuit — and putting Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in gaudy period suits that were so bad they were good.

Patricia Norris, who says she took the job in part because she’d never worked on a period film set in the 1800s, created costumes for more than 100 actors with speaking parts in 12 Years a Slave. Today’s nod brings the 82 year-old Norris’ career Oscar nominations count to six — will this be the year she finally wins one?

Like many of the other categories, there were a couple of surprises and a few snubs. READ FULL STORY

PopStyle Intervention: What are you wearing, Martha Stewart?

Martha, Martha, Martha!

Look, we’re big fans of yours. You’re a billionaire, a brilliant entrepreneur, and a general HBIC. You’ve built a towering lifestyle empire that neither time nor a five-month stint in Federal Prison Camp, Alderson could tear asunder. You can do things with a glue gun that most desperate housewives merely dream about.

But here’s the thing: Your life’s work and your reputation both hinge on your impeccable taste. And unfortunately, the sparkle-encrusted, gold lamé pedal pushers you poured yourself into for the Great Gatsby premiere earlier this week just aren’t very tasteful. READ FULL STORY

Prada's 'Dress Gatsby' exhibit opening: What the stars wore -- PHOTOS

The Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10th, but fashion fans got a sneak peek at costumes from the movie at the opening of the “Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby” at the Prada flagship store in New York City last night.

Gatsby stars Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, and VIPs Florence Welch, Katy Perry, and Maggie Gyllenhall mingled with costume designer Catherine Martin, and Miuccia Prada among dresses recreated from vintage Prada and Miu Miu runway looks especially for the film.

Prada’s “Dress Gatsby” costume exhibit will be on display in New York City until May 12, when it moves on to Tokyo and Shanghai. Click through the gallery to what the stars wore to the opening night bash.


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That hair care lawsuit Katy Perry’s tangled up in just got messier — the pop star is responding with a $6.5 million counterclaim. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Your name could be on a green room at the the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, scheduled to open in 2017. It’ll just cost you $2.5 million. [Hollywood Reporter]

Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka might just have a job as a fashion critic to fall back on. See the pint-sized star critique her co-star’s style and talk about the style lessons she’s learned from the show. [Huffington Post]

Watch The Great Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin explain why she chose Brooks Brothers to outfit every man in the flick, what it was like to pull from their archives, and how she tailored the looks for key characters such as Tom Buchanan.  [GQ]

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Last month, Justin Bieber was all about gas masks, now, judging from an Instagram selfie that shows him wearing a ski mask emblazoned with the Chanel logo, he’s into bandit couture. [MTV Style]

The most-asked question among the special effects makeup artists on Netflix’s new hit Hemlock Grove:How do we make it more disgusting?” See all the gory details. [Variety]

The Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan was dripping in more than $850,000 in diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection at the jeweler’s Roaring 20’s themed Blue Book Ball in New York City. [Glamour]

Each NASA expedition to the International Space Station gets its own pop-culture inspired publicity poster, depicting the astronauts dressed as characters from  Star Trek, The Matrix, and more fan favorite movies. [Mashable]

There is life after a reality fashion competition! Project Runway season 7 runner-up Esosa is the designer behind the bedazzled costumes seen in Motown the Musical. [Fashionista]

A judge has ruled that J.C. Penney can continue to sell bedding from Martha Stewart’s “JCP Everyday” line for now, pending an appeal by Macy’s. [NY Times]

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See the Brooks Brothers ‘Great Gatsby’ menswear collection

See the Brooks Brothers 'Great Gatsby' menswear collection

Brooks Brothers has released a limited-edition menswear collection based on suiting created for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, and more of the male actors in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. But unlike most fashion lines “inspired by” movie franchises — after you saw Spring Breakers, did you run out and buy a Spring Breakers bikini? — this one actually makes sense.

Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald was himself a lifelong devotee of the American clothier. The author reported for military duty in a Brooks Brothers-tailored uniform, which he was also wearing when he met his future wife. “He smelled like new goods. Being close to him, my face in the space between his ear and his stiff army collar was like being initiated into the subterranean reserves of a fine fabric store,” Zelda is said to have remembered.  READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby': Costume designer Catherine Martin on collaborating with Miuccia Prada

Costume designer Catherine Martin enlisted the help of Miuccia Prada to create costumes for director Baz Luhrmann’s big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby (in theaters May 10), but although recent coverage in the fashion press seems to imply that Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) is clothed exclusively in Prada, the film’s leading lady wears just one design from the Italian label.

“[Carey Mulligan’s] Daisy costumes were made in-house in Australia and designed by me,” Martin told EW. “I had a workshop of about 90 people… I designed and had made all of the principal women’s costumes within that workshop, and a lot of the incidental male costumes.”

While the rest of the 40 reworked designs from the Prada and Miu Miu archives are worn by secondary characters, Daisy’s only designer moment comes during one of the film’s two lavish party scenes.  READ FULL STORY

Prada's Great Gatsby costumes, the Batmobile sells for $4.2 million and more


Costume designer Catherine Martin enlisted Miuccia Prada to create costumes for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. See sketches of Prada’s work. [Vogue UK]

There’s a good reason Sigourney Weaver and Isabelle Huppert attended Raf Simons’ Dior Haute Couture show in Paris — the designer will costume the actresses for the upcoming film Body Art. [WWD]

Holy price tag, Batman! The Batmobile customized for the 1966-1968 TV series sold for $4.2 million at auction. [Forbes]

Designer Betsey Johnson won’t be showing a collection this Fashion Week, but you might catch her “cartwheeling through Lincoln Center” at an event for her new reality series, The Betsey and Lulu Show[The Cut]

Just in time for the UK’s VFX Festival, meet the man behind Inception’s mind-blowing visuals. [GQ UK]

From Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy moment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Björk’s curious swan ensemble at the Oscars, see 40 dresses that are so famous they have their own Wikipedia pages. [Huffington Post]

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