In a flap over Great Gatsby style!

kelly donaght dietrich homage

Model Kelly Donaghy wears an original 1920s silk sequinned top from our personal collection for a Dollyfrockers photo shoot by Oliver Schneider, hair and make-up by SC MakeUp Artistry 

Well we finally made it along to see The Great Gatsby at the weekend and have been in a flap ever since!  Already being familiar with the plot from having read the book, and having watched the teaser trailers to whet our art deco appetites, we knew that, for us, it would be all about the frockery. Of course, Leo DiCaprio never disappoints as an actor, and we enjoyed the film tremendously despite some notable departures by Baz Luhrmann from the ethos of Fitzgerald's original opus.

Since well before the film's long awaited release, the fashion industry has obsessed over Gatsby style with much the same extravagant excess demonstrated by the players on the silver screen, but there is really nothing not to like about the fashion of the era in which Charleston flapper frockery, luxury silks, sequins and art deco opulence predominated. Although original pieces from the Gatsby era are now highly collectable with eye watering price tags to match, there are some quite affordable 'inspired' vintage pieces around, often dating from the 80s when partying and excess were also very much in vogue.

We've been digging around in the stock room for some Gatsby inspiration to add to the catalogue and share with our customers and visitors, all of which can be found in our Get the Look: Flapper Style section. We hope you like them as much as we do!

Firstly, for the ladies.

gatsby charleston flapper dress

 Monsoon Fusion beaded Charleston flapper dress

Gatsby style art deco black silk evening gown

Gatsby style art deco black silk evening gown

embellished black art deco cocktail dress

Beaded black art deco cocktail dress

silver sequinned flapper dress

Silver sequinned flapper dress

And here's one for the 'old sport' in your life!

black velvet art deco smoking robe

 Vintage heavy black velvet art deco smoking robe

We still have a selection of sequinned tops, frocks and flapper style accessories in the stock room that haven't yet made it into the catalogue, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for a particular piece to release your inner Daisy Buchanan!