Thursday, May 9, 2013

Great Gatsby Inspired Looks

With the release of the much anticipated movie this weekend, we thought it would be fun to put together some of our favorite "Great Gatsby" inspired looks.  Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio,  the story takes place during the "Roaring Twenties".  The film deals with decadence, excess and love against a setting of the old and newly affluent society on Long Island's Gold Coast.  

Young women's fashion of the 1920s was both a trend and a social statement, a breaking-off from the rigid Victorian way of life. These young, rebellious, middle-class women, labeled 'flappers' by older generations, did away with the corset and donned slinky knee-length dresses, which exposed their legs and arms.

Here are a few of our favorite looks of the 1920's.  You can find more on our Pinterest page.

               Picture from Librarian Tells All                                          Picture from Antique & Vintage                             Picture from My Lucious Life
     Egyptian style evening dress by Jean Patou, 1924            1926 Black Chiffon Crepe Deco Beaded Flapper Dress        Exquisite Beaded Flapper, 1920s

          Picture from Queen Bee                                                       Picture from Vintage Textile                                              Picture from ElhofferDesign
             Rami Salamoun                                                               French silk lace slip, 1920s                                                 1920's Dressing Gown

              Picture from Lingerie Diva                                           Picture from Lingerie Diva                                              Picture from Lingerie Diva
               Fringe Benefits Flapper                                                 Ruby Red Hot Flapper                                                  Sexy Flapper Costume