The 1920s are roaring into 2013 with an upcoming movie and limited-edition designer collections! On May 13, Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated “The Great Gatsby” opens in theatres nationwide. This 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. Academy Award-winning costume director Catherine Martin collaborated with Brooks Brothers and Prada to bring the glamorous fashions of the 1920s to life on the big screen.
Brooks Brothers was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite menswear destination, so Martin pored through the store’s archives to design the movie’s extraordinary costumes. In turn, these costumes inspired the store to develop a special Great Gatsby-themed menswear collection. It features 1920s-style formalwear and daywear including tuxedos, shirts, ties, and suits. You can also find pin-stripe sport coats, suspenders, printed bow ties, and wingtip buck shoes. This dashing collection is available online at www.brooksbrothers.com and in-store at West County Center.
Gals who want to infuse some Roaring 20s fun into their wardrobe have cute options beyond the iconic fringed flapper dress. Several stores like Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Forever 21, and Macy’s have an array of on-trend, drop-waist dresses. The silhouettes are similar to the flapper frock but have modern prints, fabrics, and colors. Another idea is to add just a touch of 1920s glam with accessories. A chic cloche hat, a classic string of pearls, a sparkly beaded headband, and Art Deco jewelry all look Gatsby-great. Swap your ballet flats for a neutral or colorful pair of oxford shoes. Carry a beaded clutch or handbag with an envelope flap. Don’t be afraid to channel this free-spirited fashion era!