The Roaring 20′s : Inspired To Create. – By Sarah Olioff
I’ve been anticipating the release date of the new rendition of the classic novel The Great Gatsby by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald for a few months now. The new adaptation by Director Baz Lurhmann, which came out this Friday, was cinematically stunning.
Prada Sketches for The Great Gatsby
I’m quite the fashion enthusiast and for most of the film I found myself having to lift my jaw, as the costumes and cinematography were incredible! I had to stop from fiddling in my seat from excitement the whole time. Not to mention, the 1920’s are one of my favorite decades historically for fashion, I got the urge to cut my hair into a bob when it ended.
What I loved most of the film was Lurhmann’s ability to capture the energy of the roaring 20’s. The speakeasies, the androgyny, the flappers, the dancing & the partying were captured seamlessly. I’ve always had an interest in costume design; and after watching the film and reading an interview with costume designer Catherine Martin, it inspired me to take the weekend to myself and start sewing again. My machine has been stacked up in my closet the entire winter collecting dust; it felt good to start using it again. It’s easy to fall into routine, though making time for yourself & your favorite hobby (for myself at least) is the best break to routine and who knows maybe one day I’ll be able to make one of the costumes from the film… it’s in the works!