The last sentence of The Great Gatsby embodies the cycle that fashion takes…
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Fashion when moving forward with new ideas and trends, always looks back to the trends of the past to draw inspiration from. This can be seen with the 1920’s style that is ever present in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby creates a world with no limits, a fantastical world full of extravagance and frenzy. The seemingly hysterical, erratic lifestyle that is portrayed by the characters embodies a time where the young were as wealthy and as care free as ever. Such extravagance led to fashion that exuded wealth and status, a fashion that is being revisited this year alongside the release of a new film adaptation in December.
Kaliko- £60 Wallis- £25
The looks shown above embody everything about the 1920’s flapper style. A look that embraces a loose fitting outline and favours intricate designs, with sequins and tassels giving the clothing a strong movement when dancing.
The film out later this year will see a very modern twist on an old classic and from the trailer I very am intrigued by the direction in which it has been taken. Being one of my favourite books, I only hope it lives up to the high expectations set by both the book and the 1974 film.