A must-read for this summer is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Regardless of whether it is a first-read or a re-read, becoming acquainted with the rich storyline and the complex characters will surely serve as a masterful backdrop for the much anticipated release this December of Baz Luhrmann’s film by the same name.
After watching the movie’s trailer, one senses just how influential the movie may be on fashion. Beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes from an over-the-top time in history — it just begs to be copied. Ralph Lauren, who did the costumes for the 1974 film The Great Gatsby
which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, drew inspiration once again from the movie/book for his Spring 2012 RTW collection. What an masterful example of pairing pieces together to evoke impressions of the 1920s! The added bonus is that by combining these same pieces with other separates, the resulting look will be more contemporary and timeless. Also, his use of accessories — hats, scarves, broaches — again illustrates how a trend can be enjoyed and adapted without going overboard.
Sources for all pictures: Vogue.com