If you haven’t experienced the hype surrounding the recently released Baz Luhrmann film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, you must have been living under a rock.
Set in the Jazz Age – the age of basey horn instruments, decadent cocktails, flapper girls, Art Deco and of course, the Charleston. The 1920’s was a care-free time set between the war plagued 1910’s and the economically downturned 1930’s, and is where Nick Carraway (played by the charming Tobey Maguire) is enticed into the bountiful universe of his neighbour, elusive man-about-town, Jay Gatsby (played by none other than the leading man himself, Leonardo Dicaprio).
When we heard this well loved and well known novel was being turned into a motion picture, we couldn’t wait to see the outfits (and who was going to play Gatsby’s love interest – Carey Mulligan, you were perfect!)…and lets just say, we were not disappointed!
Lavish scenes included sequins and sparkles which contrasted against bold clashing colours and hues of white, with costumes designed by Miuccia Prada (massive fashion thumbs up). Flawless faces of pretty peach blush, deep plum lipstick, and dark mysterious eyeshadow were framed by short sleek bobs. Do not fear, the 1920’s may be a bygone era, but you can easily get the look of yester-year with these Charleston worthy pieces from House of Fraser…
Accessories were everything; elaborate embellishment, fur stoles and diamonte head dresses were the flavours of the era…
So, with our selection of flapper inspired frocks and decadent accessories, get lost in The Great Gatsby.
What is your favourite Gatsby inspired outfit? Have you seen the film?