En Vogue When Gatsby Hit Shelves

Written by on May 13, 2013 in Ladies Lounge - 4 Comments
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1925 vogue

All fashion talk of late is centered around the release of the new Baz Luhrmann version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  The book was released on April 10, 1925, so why not take a look at the fashions of Vogue for the month this classic book first appeared?

Within the same issue, our very own Indianapolis Marmon was advertised as “a successful car for successful people.” “Open cars $3165. Closed cars, $3295 to $3975”


Above, latest fashion of April 1925 by Vionnet.photo-7

And Evening gowns… photo-4

Lots of geometry, and lining that matches the dress…

and florals…


Any of these look like the costumes you’ve seen in any version of Gatsby? Or how you imagined it?photo

These long textured gloves are sheer on the hand and ornamented on the arm. And why don’t we wear gloves anymore?


This last dress, by Chanel–easy to imagine on Daisy or one of the party girls in Gatsby…

Got a favorite?

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4 Comments on "En Vogue When Gatsby Hit Shelves"

  1. basil berchekas jr May 13, 2013 at 6:51 am · Reply

    My late wife loved that story…

  2. Erin Mattingly May 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm · Reply

    One of my favorite books of all time. I was very excited when I heard it was going to be a movie. However, I am a little wary of going to see it because I am afraid they have just butchered the book (as some movies do).

    • Tiffany Benedict Berkson May 17, 2013 at 8:21 am · Reply

      It was pretty faithful to the book, though stylized and very representative of Baz Luhrmann’s usual work.

  3. Natali McFarling May 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm · Reply

    Love this… surprised that the cars cost that much even then…

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