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The Great 'British' Gatsby Style
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Glitz, glamour, opulence, wealth and sartorial splendour – Baz Luhrmann’s lavish new adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ has certainly created a significant buzz in the fashion world! The costumes for the film were designed by Catherine Martin in collaboration with Prada and Brooks Brothers to create an authentic 1920s look with a contemporary edge which is equally wearable in today’s fashion arena. The style of the film’s male characters showcase the sartorial look of the period with an emphasis placed upon statement tailoring which was a key look on the SS13 catwalks. The film’s protagonist, Jay Gatsby has a signature style which is reminiscent of British Dandyism – a look which was coined in the late 18th and early 19th century, depicting a self-made gentleman from a middle class background. This is an apt description of Gatsby’s background, highlighting his metamorphosis from a life of poverty to one of extreme wealth which he expresses through his fashion choices. Gatsby makes great use of accessories such as shoes, hats, ties, bowties, cufflinks and handkerchiefs which he wears with impeccably tailored suits, jackets and waistcoats to create a look which epitomises the period.
Re-create your own Gatsby inspired British Dandy look with our suggestions below: