Friday, 26 April 2013

1920s fashion roars back in 'The Great Gatsby'

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel and now directed  by Baz  Luhrmann in 3-D, The Great Gatsby, an eagerly awaited film of the year is already talking the fashion world by storm,  a cinematic opulence that is all set to take  us back to the Roaring Twenties, the flappers and the Jazz Age .The trailers of the film - which stars Leonardo Dicaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and a small role by Amitabh Bachchan  have already sparked lot of curiosity in 1920s fashion and life style, a trend that is sweeping across the global fashion world.

This May, drop-waist dresses, art deco motifs, cloche hat, extravagant beading, straight lines, flat chest silhouette, furs, feathers, lace, bob cut, diamond and pearl headpieces, bracelets, finger wave hairstyle & T-Bar shoes will come alive on silver screen, celebrating the very essence of the free spirited fashion era. The flamboyant gentlemen’s wardrobe will feature classic striped jacket, check waistcoats, bow-ties, dinner suits, flannel trousers, brogues, stylish walking cane and the signature pink suit.

Miuccia Prada was roped in to design the women’s costumes while Luhrmann’s wife and two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with the famous Brooks Brothers (yes the same Brooks Brothers who has numerous mentions in the novel) to create gentlemen’s wardrobe.The iconic Tiffany & Co loaned the breathtaking jewellery for the film.

Are you ready to glam it up and flap the flapper this summer?

Sketches by Miuccia Prada

(Image Courtesy: The Great Gatsby Facebook Page, Tumblr,Warner Bros)

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