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When it came time to create the fashions for The Great Gatsby‘s leading lady, costume designer Catherine Martinneeded little more inspiration than the woman behind Daisy Buchanan: Carey Mulligan.

“The portrayal of Daisy by Carey really opened my eyes to who that character was,” Martin recently told Celebuzz during an afternoon at the The Fitzgerald Suite at the Plaza Hotel, which she designed in collaboration with the New York City landmark. “I think she is quite difficult to understand as a modern woman. You can’t understand why she ditches Gatsby.”

But masterfully brought to life by Mulligan, the convoluted character of Daisy – first created by iconic American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald – suddenly made sense.

“I think what Carey did is she made you understand that she was…a woman of her time,” Martin continued. “She was brought up to be a rich man’s wife, and the day she became Tom Buchanan’s wife was the best and the worst day of her life. It’s the day she basically assumed the role that everybody wanted her to assume.”

“But after that, there was nothing left,” Martin explained. “She would never fulfill her potential as a person. I think Carey’s Daisy absolutely expresses that. Certainly, her characterization helped me immensely in how we developed the clothes.”

Hear more from Martin – in the videos above and below – on her costume design, how she created a faux Plaza suite for the film’s climactic argument scene, and how she fused reality and fantasy in the The Fitzgerald Suite.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Prabal Gurung

Target’s latest designer collaboration doesn’t officially hit stores until next week, but it already has more than a few famous fans — and many of them were on-hand to celebrate the collection’s launch at a blowout bash in New York City last night.

There aren’t many up-and-coming designers who have the honor of being the guest of honor at one of New York Fashion Week’s hottest parties. But then again, there aren’t many designers like Prabal Gurung.

Ever since launching his own collection in 2009, the former Bill Blass designer — whose fans include everyone from Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama to Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Amanda Seyfried has been a red carpet favorite, with a following as diverse as it is famous. So it’s no surprise that a bevy of fashion A-listers and celebs came out to fete the talented designer with a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Not just your typical fashion launch party (think: cocktails, photos and air kissing), fashion and film’s finest, including Carey Mulligan, Rashida Jones, Olivia Thirlby and Elizabeth Olsen, celebrated Gurung’s new Target collection with a carnival.

Yep, you read that right — a carnival. And we were on-hand to witness the real-life carnival set in the middle of Manhattan, complete with rides, cotton candy, fortune tellers and more.

Did we mention the star-studded fashion festival included a performance by Ne-Yo? Oh, and the chance to shop the collection before it hits stores on Feb. 10.

Check out all the stylish stars who joined in on the fun at the Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Party.

Will you be lining up to scoop up some items from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection?

Preview the collection here. Then tell us what you’ll be buying below.

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