The Great Gatsby inspired outfit
A recent newspaper article argued that one of few cultural institutions of the 1970s era to have survived is the fashion industry. In particular, Ralph Lauren's costume designs for the the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. At the time, Lauren was dressing two of Hollywood's up-and-comers - a young Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Decked out in three piece suits, driving caps and gloves, Redford brought the character of Jay Gatsby alive. As Daisy Buchanan, Mia Farrow wore her 1920s garb like a second skin. Set in the summer of 1922, Farrow's character style consisted mostly of cream and white flapper dresses, wide brim hats, parasols, long beads, sheer shawls and pin-curled bobs. The twenties decade has also seen a resurgence on the catwalks, with influences of Louise Brooks (the original 'Queen of the bobs') seen in the Chanel, Anteprima and, of course, Ralph Lauren shows. Keep reading for more Gatsby inspiration...
1. Dress £228 from Anthropologie 2. Vintage felt hat is available on eBay (starting bid $19.99AUD) 3. Shoes $74.95US from Nordstrom 4. Lace fingerless gloves available on eBay for £3.75 5. Stockings £7.99 from Tights Please 6. Handmade parasol available on eBay for £19.99
Buying tip: Check out eBay for loads of 1920s vintage finds!