The fashion film happening of the year is almost upon us. Fashion loves a literary style icon and it doesn’t get much better than Daisy Buchanan. Yes, ‘The Great Gatsby,’ directed by Baz Luhrmann, and with a soundtrack helmed by Jay-Z is the film which had already spawned a thousand style features and hundreds of looks before it even reached the multiplex. Last year’s Met Ball channeled the feel with Luhrmann co-hosting the Costume Institute’s annual fundraiser and the opening of the ‘Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion’ exhibition. The collections that summer were already awash with opportunities to channel one of Gatsby’s Long Island dances of 1922 with Lanvin and Gucci not the only places to look for Art Deco drop-waist dresses. With the lavish stills we’ve seen of Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby it’s now imperative that these embodiments of Jazz Age chic inspire the new Summer wardrobe.
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen