Flapper girls adorned in embellished gowns to the nines, alongside rich vintage accessories, gallivanting with ease over some popped bubbly. Envision yourself amongst the party crowd, as the eye of the man of the hour himself, Gatsby. This coming Friday, May 10, it’s time to hold your own elaborate affair behind the screen, and join the talents of Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton as they recreate the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gastby. The compelling tale unveils both love and tragedy, luring us to time travel back to wealth in the 20’s. Just when you thought your star gazed eyes couldn’t get any wider…it’s in 3D.
Costume designer, Catherine Martin, selected 40 stunning vintage Miu Miu and Prada cocktail designs from the time, which are on exhibition to the public at Prada flagship stores in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai until mid-July. Jewelry and headpieces were custom designed by the one company who best represents the films royal ora best, Tiffany & Co.
Here’s how to play a more formal version of dress up, to wear to a movie night out with your girlfriends, or a media screening party. Top one of them off with an elegant headpiece and Mary Jane pumps, and they’ll be more eyes on you than Leonardo (if that’s at all possible).
Gatsby Movie Posters Courtesy of Sassi Sam Blog
1. Topshop Limited Edition Flapper Dress, $160
2. Topshop Limited Edition Pearl Shift Dress, $195
3. H&M Short Embroidered Dress, $70
4. Marc Jacobs Mary Jane Pump, $690
5. Mod Cloth Dainty Dramatist Heel in Mint, $80
6. Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Satin Clutch, $143
7. Deepa Gurani Scalloped Headband, $173, available at Shopbop
8. Lulu Frost Muse Bracelet, $302, available at Shopbop
By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto
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