Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great Gatsby redux: The 1920s flapper look makes a 21st century comeback

From Woody Allen’s highest grossing film, Midnight in Paris, to the inspiration behind fashion’s biggest spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections, the 1920s are making a comeback. Houston’s Urban Green takes on the trend with its fall soiree, "The Green Gatsby,"benefitting Hermann Park Conservancy, Thursday night at Miller Outdoor Theatre....As CultureMap fashion contributors and co-chairs of "The Green Gatsby" event, Lindley and I went in search of flapper garb to wear to the party. We found it at BHLDN in Highland Village. Stepping into the store, the first in the nation for a new bridal concept from the owners of Anthropologie, is like taking a stride back in time. Glamour abounds, from the elaborate white swan fixtures in the windows to the gorgeous party dresses and separates on hangers (Culturemap).
Sequins, feathers, and shapeless silhouettes defined the carefree post-war decade. Known as the jazz age, the roaring music and booze-filled era is associated with a glamorous style that influences many of today’s trends. Fashion houses from Ralph Lauren to Gucci have debuted an array of fringe-filled, feather-adorned and shapeless silhouettes in their collections.