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Lights, Camera, Fashion: The Fashionably Great Gatsby

We can’t wait to see the outfits and the glamour of The Great Gatsby, oh and Leo too I suppose!

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Everybody loves a bit of vintage fashion, but no matter how many revivals there are, we just can’t get enough of it. Now its the 1920’s turn to have their time in the limelight with the upcoming release of The Great Gatsby – a treasure trove of vintage fashion.

The latest release from the director of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann doesn’t disappoint. A ‘mad, twisted love story’ of the affluent lives of the prestigious high fliers in New York, we’re talking passion, jealousy and desire; and that’s just the costumes. Soaked in glamour and eloquence, we’re talking shift dresses,geometric prints, sequinned dresses, feathers, bold headbands, and most importantly, a streak of razzle dazzle.

Even Prada are in on the Gatsby action, collaborating with costume designer Catherine Martin to choose 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu collection from which to adapt and emphasise the 1920’s. While for the gentlemen, Prada‘s Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection inspired the seductive suit and ties worn by Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire.


The return of the 1920’s brings the return of T-Bar shoes, worn with effortless chic by Carey Mulligan, who fears for her portrayal, confessing: “I’m genuinely worried about getting ripped apart for not getting the character right”. Playing doe eyed beauty, Daisy,  Mulligan’s gamine frame and buttermilk complexion compliments the style beautifully, particularly the use of neutral tones and soft fabrics.

Inspired to work the 1920’s with the same charm as The Great Gatsby, ASOS are taking combining vintage and skater for their cream floral frock (£85.00), while Quiz’s knitted sequin top is fashionably chic, simple, and a steal at £14.99.


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