Gatsby hits the Catwalk

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 collections 

We can blame Baz Luhrmann. Shooting on his 3D update of The Great Gatsby has barely begun, but already its heady 1920s style is hitting the catwalk in rabid anticipation.

At New York Fashion Week’s spring 2012 collections, none showed this particular trend as specifically to the 1974 film version—starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford and with costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge—as Ralph Lauren.

Down to the cloche hats, the silk lounging wear, strands of beads and ethereal drop-waist dresses, Lauren presented pure Gatsby. He went so far as to specifically reference certain outfits from the film, particularly the beaded silver dress and close-fitting beaded cloche, and Jay Gatsby’s cream suit, pale blue tie and baker boy cap.

Other designers to tap into the 1920s trend were Marc Jacobs and his ruffled modern flapper dresses; and Carolina Herrera also sent out a couple of beaded drop-waist dresses that would be perfect for Daisy.

Get ready to Charleston—the Jazz Age has officially returned.






Ralph Lauren S/S 2012; Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby

Catwalk images courtesy
Film images © Paramount Pictures 1974

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  1. […] Prescott has already mentioned the Great Gatsby style on the catwalk at Ralph Lauren. But it seems the 1920s trend is only going to get bigger until Mr Luhrmann’s movie comes out […]

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