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If the American presidential election is any indication, there's not much in this world Anna Wintour can't bend to her will. The delayed release date of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby movie, however, is apparently one thing that remains out of the super-editor's control.
Despite some carefully orchestrated endorsing of the film—Carey Mulligan, Miucca Prada, Baz Luhrmann and his costume-designer wife Catherine Martin were all major players at last May's Met Gala—the film's release date was pushed back six months from December of 2012 to May 10 of this year. So the world had to wait another half a year for Carey Mulligan's Gatsby-themed cover profile, which Vogue has released today on Vogue.com.
Mulligan is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown and is literally dripping with diamonds and pearls (presumably Tiffany & Co., who did the jewelry for the film). Mario Testino shot the spread, which is every bit as opulent and visually stunning as the movie promises to be. Head to Vogue to see the whole thing.
· Great Expectations: The Inimitable Carey Mulligan [Vogue]
· The New 'Great Gatsby' Trailer Unveils More Glitter and DiCaprio [Racked]