This week “The Great Gatsby” is finally coming to the movie theaters which makes us travel through time. The Great Gatsby is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name. It was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties.
1920s fashion clearly defined itself as the fashion of the modern era. World War 1 was finally over; art and creative expression were alive again, and with it came new and colorful fabrics and materials. The roaring 20’s was an era that saw the Harlem Renaissance, ladies voting and a sudden increase in affluence for the middle-class.
Hats, shoes, dresses, handbags and jewelry all complemented each other, creating a classy style that was both unique and harmonious. To get the full impact of this style it needs to be seen in living color as black and white photographs simply don’t do it justice.
In the 20s the fashion world has been jazz-dancing towards flapper dresses, skull caps and long reams of glass beads to celebrate. Ladies were also very elegant and sexy – even contemporary.
“The Great Gatsby” is a perfect revival of this amazing era, which literally made us speechless. It was very impressive to see the lavish and luxurious set on the big screen.
In the gallery above you see our personal style highlights and hope we could enthuse you with the first impressions of this movie.
Let’s go practicing some basic Charleston dance moves.
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