Entertainment, Style

The Roaring Twenties

So I know this is long overdue and I’m a bit behind with the times, but I finally managed to get my hands on The Great Gatsby – a film I have been dying to see since Mr DeCaprio graced the red carpet at its New York première back in May.


Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet) and an adaptation from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby paints a picture of a tragic love story (bearing resemblance to Romeo & Juliet it may seem). It explores themes of love, decadence and social upheaval, and has been described as portraying the downside of the American Dream.

Luhrmann drops you head first into the depths of the Roaring Twenties, which at first sets you back a few notches as you try to keep up with the compelling characters. But as soon as the plot becomes clear, its visually dazzling production, along with an epic soundtrack (Jay-Z served as an executive producer for both the album and the film) provoke various thoughts and feelings that captivate your attention until the tragic end. The soundtrack includes artists such as Jay-Z himself, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine and The XX, to name a few.

The love story embedded within the narrative is charmingly portrayed, and this provokes the most feelings for me (hopeless romantic right?) This along with the striking depiction, and perhaps slight exaggeration of the 1920s were what made the film for me. Being a female of course, one thing you pick up on when watching a film is the costumes. The Roaring Twenties was of course a memorable era within the fashion world, and is still influential today. I was particularly mesmerised by the beautiful costumes worn by the characters Daisy Buchanan (Carrie Mulligan) and Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki).

Because of this film, the past few days I have been stuck in a 1920s state of mind as I check out some modernised ‘flapper’ items to finish off this review. After all, film is one of the highly regarded variables that predict our fashion forecasts of today. Just take Atonement for example and that beautiful emerald green gown worn by Keira Knightley. It was voted the best film costume of all time by a poll held by Sky Movies and InStyle, which was shortly followed by fashion houses displaying unadorned, bold-coloured gowns on the runway.


Keira Knightley in Atonement

But lets skip back a decade, referring again to the 1920s as I leave you with some beautifully inspired flapper pieces, taken straight from the runway.





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