Audiences are treated to a fashion centric movie-going experience
with the recent big screen release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best selling novel
The Great Gatsby.
The fashion is integral to the energy of the film in an effort
to recreate the vibrancy of the 1920s.
No other dress expression best epitomises this era than
(image from angelasancartier.net):
The screen actress Joan Crawford in flapper fashion
Previous dress conventions were thrown to the wind.
Legs and arms were now on display.
Dresses were straight and loose fitting
with hemlines now raised to the knee.
Clothing was for ease of movement
rich in colour and detail, flamboyant, provocative.
Legs were further highlighted by
high heels, which became the vogue.
Women were stepping up and stepping out
It is of no surprise that contemporary fashion designers
continue to be inspired by the dynamism of the 1920s and
the strong, independent woman,
who defined a decade that roared.
(images from fashionising):
Alberta Ferretti, s/s 2013
literal take on flapper fashion
Bora Aksu, a/w 2013
flapper fashion, a modern re-interpretation