Project Runway does flappers and new Gatsby trailer

This was a big week for fans of the 1920s.  A new trailer was released for Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and Project Runway: All Stars challenge of the week was 1920s inspired.  Vintage fans rejoice!

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”

Really looking forward to this adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” coming out in May 2013.  Baz Luhrmann has proven he can do literary adaptations in an amazing way with 1996s “Romeo + Juliet“, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Then there is “Moulin Rouge!“, the heart breaking musical set in turn of the century Paris.  Just those two films make me confident that this will be a great movie and respectful movie adaptation of what has been called “the great American novel.” 

Make it work!

This week’s challenge on Project Runway: All Stars was to create a 1920s inspired look for the modern woman.  The remaining six designers were paired off and given an event to design for in a fashion face-off.  Overall I think they did a good job of capturing the spirit of 1920s fashion and it was fun to see them celebrating the decade that kicked off the modern fashion era.

What did you all think of the designer’s looks?  Would you wear any of these 1920s inspired outfits?

 

 

Garden Party – Emilio vs. Joshua

Emilio’s 1920s Look: Tea length dress with lace detail

Joshua’s 1920s look:  Purple and grey drop waist dress

Social Soiree – Laura Kathleen vs. Uli

Laura Kathleen’s 1920s look: Pant suit with beaded top & fur vest

Uli’s 1920s look:  Beaded and fringed white dress with wrap

After Hours Speak Easy – Ivy vs. Anthony Ryan

Ivy’s 1920s look: Beaded chevron pattern dress with feathers

Anthony Ryan’s 1920’s look: Fringe dress with feather capelet
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Vintage Style: 1920s Party Outfit

As we near then end of November and prepare to enter the final month of 2012 we all have one thing on our minds…parties!

1920s party outfitWell that may not be entirely true but it does seem to be the season for soirees and what better excuse do you need to show off your vintage inspired outfits than a party.  Let’s kick things off with the Roaring Twenties.  Flappers were the original party girls and they’ve left us with an abundance of fashion inspiration. 

This is just one outfit inspired by the 1920s.  Depending on how retro you want to go you can add or take away elements.  Accessories are the easiest way to add some vintage flair to a modern outfit.  Think t-strap or ankle strap pumps, art deco inspired jewelry, strings of pearls and feathered or jeweled headpieces. 

Next up the 1930s!