The jewelry furnished by Tiffany & Co. for the film has received more publicity than Kim Kardashian’s weight, especially this headband. All diamonds aside, headbands are poised for popularity this summer. Did you see all those flower crowns at Coachella? We could totally see Daisy’s headscarf and kimono combo on many a house party hostess. It’s a timeless and elegant warm weather ensemble. Might we see a rise in Marcel waves? The finger curls are kind of a nice choice for hot weather. They are set wet and don’t require a blow dryer… Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker wears a cloche hat with vintage Tiffany pin in the film. Will ladies don cloches this summer or is this a trend that would be better suited for fall? We hope we see men in crisp white linen suits at every cocktail party this summer. They just exude cool. Gatsby flaunts a manly, weighty, pinky ring etched with a daisy in the film. These sketches show different versions by Tiffany & Co., who made the ring specifically for the film. Will pinky rings shed their mafia boss/ papal connections and once again be embraced by dudes? We haven’t seen collar pins in a while. They make a dress shirt look neat and sharp by holding the ends of the collar down while giving the tie’s knot a firm boost. We hope we see more of ’em—men could always use more accessories. Ah, the straw boater hat! Extremely popular during the 1920’s, it was the quintessential summer cap. Here’s Leonardo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby in his. Toby Maguire as Nick Carraway in his boater. Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with Brooks Brothers to create 500 costumes, including these hats. Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan sporting a boater. But where would a fella pick up a straw boater hat these days?!! Hedging its bets, Brooks Brothers has them for sale, as part of its “Great Gatsby Collection.” (Though the company claims to have carried the chapeau continuously since the ’20s.) Gatsby uses the dusty pronoun “old sport” about five times every 30 minutes when addressing men in his presence. Though in moderation the term is refreshing, so old it’s new again, but after two (plus) hours you may want to put it back in the attic with your grandfather’s Brooks Brothers’ boater hat.
Let’s forget about all the fringe and deco flair of
The Great Gatsby. For two years designers have waited for this film to be released—and for their chance to cash in on a little Roaring Twenties zeitgeist. And for two years we watched as a few flappered out a little too soon (sorry Gucci and Etro!). Now that the film has finally hit theaters those jazzy, bathtub-gin-soaked looks already feel a little dated. But Catherine Martin, Gatsby costume designer ( and production coordinator!), unearthed a few forgotten fashion staples from that bygone era. Click through the slideshow above to see what might become the latest old fads.
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