Friday, May 3, 2013

Great Gatsby Style

Great Gatsby Era 

Happy Weekend my loves!  
The Great Gatsby  movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan premiered at Lincoln Center.The 1920'a was a period in  time that fascinated many of us. The fashion, prosperity, style, drama, history, bootlegging and culture.   Ralph Lauren designed  the wardrobe for the movie, so we can be sure no detail was left out. 
I've always loved the fashion style from the 1920's, it was romantic, feminine and sexy all in the flapper girl way!

Here's a little history on the Gatsby roaring twenties!

Set on the prosperous Long Island in 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its compelling literary narrative. That era, known for unprecedented economic prosperity, the evolution of jazz music, the flapper culture, andbootlegging and other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald utilizes these societal developments of the 1920sto build Gatsby's stories from simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald educates his readers about the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing a timeless, relatable plotline within the historical context of the era.
Visiting Long Island's north shore and attending parties at mansions is said to have inspired the writer to create the setting in the Great Gatsby. Today there are a number of theories as to which mansion was the inspiration for the book. One possibility is Land's End, a notable Gold Coast Mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald may have attended a party.