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Director Baz Luhrmann Will be the Creative Consultant for the Met's Schiaparelli and Prada Exhibition

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Luhrmann with Donna Karan

Here's something cool: remember how we reported last October that this spring's Met's Costume Institute exhibition would honor the work of both Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada? Well, yet another creative mastermind's been added to the mix. Visionary director Baz Luhrmann, who's currently hard at work directing a buzzed-about remake of The Great Gatsby, will be serving as the exhibit's creative consultant.

What exactly does this mean? According to the Met's website, Luhrmann will be designing the 2012 Met Ball alongside two other film and event producers, shaping the look of the event itself. Additionally, he'll direct videos of simulated conversations between Prada and Schiaparelli, which will be presented along with the two designers' displayed looks in the exhibition itself.

We might be a little biased here—Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet happen to be our favorite films of all time—but we can't wait to see what the director does with this project. To have any hand in producing the Met Gala and the Costume Institute's annual exhibition is a huge task (2011's McQueen retrospective drew a staggering 661,509 visitors!), but we are more than sure Luhrmann will wow us with the final product. Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations opens to the public on May 10.

Oh, and in case you haven't seen it yet, check out the glorious movie poster for Luhrmann's reboot of The Great Gatsby below, with Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan front and center. So pretty, right?

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