The world awaits the opening of The Great Gatsby

The-Great-Gatsby-Movie-2013-1000x625May 1st sees the world premiere of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby in New York. The location? Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

The low down: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. It is an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Oscar® nominee Luhrmann directed the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald’s novel.

The stars: The film stars Academy Award® nominee DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, our Australian besties Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher, along with Jason Clarke and Elizabeth Debicki.

The jewels: Created especially for The Great Gatsby, the Savoy headpiece of diamonds and freshwater cultured pearls in platinum with a detachable brooch. From The Great Gatsby Collection by Tiffany & Co.

savoy head pieceThe Harrods experience: You will see Harrods transformed into an era of elegance with their famous windows showcasing costume and inspiration from the set of the move. Harrods will also host a pop up Gin and Cocktail Bar and it’s decor and theme is wonderful.

Complete with art deco design the bar will put on cocktail making demonstrations and will sell bespoke cocktails created by mixologists from Courvoisier, Hendrick’s and Johnnie Walker.

On Friday May 10 to coincide with the official opening of the movie, the bar will host a one-off evening event, during which guests will be able to enjoy a Twenties-style jazz band trio, sample an array of canapés and take part in a cocktail-making masterclass held by award-winning mixologists. To book your tickets to the evening, email – ticket price is £50.

More great stills from the film below…

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