They lost me at the Brooke Sheild’s 1980’s eyebrows on Daisy Buchanan. I know, I know…re-imagining period style in a cutting-edge 3-D way (with the help of Prada) is what Baz Luhrmann and his costume director wife Catherine Martin do. But why? There is no more lush or lavish or liberating time for the 20th century woman than the 1920’s. Corsets were gone. Skirts were short. Fitzgerald wrote about Bernice Bobbing Her Hair. Women smoked as a sign of emancipation. Chanel was the new chic and eyebrows were pencil thin.
HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (with the help of Martin Scorsese) has captured every nuance of the Jazz Age perfectly. (For the record, Nucky Thompson’s clothing is custom made in Brooklyn by Martin Greenfield.)
Official ‘Prada” Great Gatsby 2013 Trailer (VIDEO):
Ralph Lauren’s 1974 Great Gatsby With Robert Redford & Mia Farrow
The Flapper Style of Joan Crawford, Our Dancing Daughters 1928 (Video):