The Great Gatsby Revives 1920's Costume Trends

by - Saturday, June 01, 2013

The razzle dazzle of the roaring 1920's is making a come back this year thanks solely to 2013 movie, The Great Gatsby, written by Baz Luhrmann. Based on a  Midwestern war veteran that finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, which is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel.

The Razzle Dazzle of the 1920's Make a Come Back!

With filming taking place across Australia, The Great Gatsby has really captured the imagination of the country, with 1920's themed parties being a hot favorite for this year. In fact, more people search Google for Gatsby inspired fancy dress costumes rather than the traditional search for "1920's costumes".

Australian based retailers such as are taking advantage of these trends by providing 1920's, Gatsby inspired costumes for men, women and children and their hope is that trends should continue to buck for sometime ahead yet, especially as the movie only just came out in Australia on the 30th May, 2013.

Did You Know...

  1. Ben Affleck was considered for the role of Tom Buchanan.
  2. The phrase "Ad Finem Fidelis" can be seen on one of the gates at Gatsby's mansion. This is Latin for "Faithful to the end."
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to play Jay Gatsby because he was drawn to "the idea of a man who came from absolutely nothing, who created himself solely from his own imagination.
  4. A picture of 'Zelda Fitzgerald' can be seen hanging on the wall in the background of the apartment Tom shares with Myrtle.
  5. Director Cameo: the waiter next to Nick when he is meeting Jordan Baker for tea is 'Baz Luhrman'

Movie Blunders

  1. The scene that shows an unwanted guest calling Tom using a "French" phone wasn't actually invented until about the mid-30's. In the 20's you still had to multi-task with a candlestick phone in one hand and talk in to the mouthpiece with the other.
  2. Similar to point 1, although the story is set in 1922, Gatsby's yellow car is in fact a '29 Duesenberg (Model J).
  3. Ribbon fail. In an opening scene, Gatsby is shown with 2 ribbons on his chest, but later shows show the ribbons have vanished. Further issues are with one of the particular ribbons being that of a WWI Victory Medal that was awarded to soldier after the was, but unfortunately, this scene was prior to Gatsby being shipped out over to France.
  4. More date issues. Shots of Manhattan show the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building under construction, but this wouldn't of been the case until 1928 - 1930.
  5. While Nick & Gatsby drive to lunch and he is telling a story to Nick, further shots, his mouth is not working. We'll put this down to Gatsby being a mime artist too?

… written by are one of Australia's largest online retailers of fancy dress costumes & party accessories, based on Brookvale, Sydney. Smiffy's Australia is the sister company of R.H. Smith & Sons - a UK based manufacturer or dress up and party accessories, established more than 118 years ago.

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