|From the upcoming Baz Lurhmanns, The Great Gatsby|
|From the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow|
|Fashion Board inspired by The Great Gatsby|
|A wardrobe que for the fellas.|
We have been watching the news about this film since we first heard about it's conception, now set for a release date of May 10th, 2013. As fans of Fitzgerald's Jazz era writings and Baz Lurhmanns hyper-color, music-video-meets-the-movies cinematic style we can't wait to see what he does with this arsenal of material. We have also loved the Robert Redford (sigh) and Mia Farrow version of the film as it was our personal first look at the film version of Jay Gatsby, the larger than life central figure of the film. This book has been made into film at least 6 times. Nonetheless, the opportunity to refresh this favorite could not be better timed.
What thrills us most is the artistic and cultural effect that we HOPE and PRAY will spread like wildfire when modern audiences gets a full throttle acid trip version of the fashions of this time. The fashion of the 1920s Jazz Age is our absolute main inspiration for many of our works and we think everyone can use a dose of Gatsby style added to their wardrobe.
What we love most is the elegance, revelry, class and care that woman and men took to dress themselves back then. Now-a-days that kind of consideration towards what-to-wear is reserved for the bravest of the brave. In our day to day people watching, we see our culture slumping into a sweat pants and t-shirt society. We feel this film will be a BOOST of inspiration and confidence in taking that extra step to adorn oneself with a wardrobe that reflects the respect and self esteem we have for ourselves. Here at Bedford Falls in response to the film we can't help tailoring our works towards the decadent and care-free headwear of that age. Perhaps in their own creative overflow spawned from watching the film and in order to facilitate this new cultural interest, we hope the fashion industry will be filling the racks with beaded and flowing silk and satin drop waisted treasures and we will be there to snatch them up!!!
Come May, we hope we will be seeing much more of All That Jazz!!!