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Style story: Great Gatsby

The roaring Twenties returns for a Great Gatsby-inspired glamour fest

  • By Lucy Wildman, Fashion Editor, Scene magzine
  • Published: 14:58 August 8, 2012
  • Scene

  • Image Credit: Dennis B. Mallari/ANM
  • Tea dress - Donna | Dh3,500 and Mini dress - Iconic | Dh675.
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When it comes to knockout glamour, you can always rely on Gucci to pull out all the stops. But Creative Director Frida Giannini’s S/S12 take on the roaring twenties took both the international runways and the red carpet by a style storm that went way beyond what any fashion forecaster could have predicted.

Hollywood couldn’t get enough of Gucci’s gold and black beaded evening gowns – and the fixation with all things flapper shows no signs of abating anytime soon. With Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby just months away from release, sumptuous silk tea dresses, frivolous fringing and decadent, art-deco inspired beading is going to be everywhere, and modern-day Daisy Buchanans are already swatting up on nailing Charleston chic. Prepare yourself girls – this is one party look worth getting into a major fashion flap over.

Style notes: How to wear flapper chic

Elegance and decadence should be your fashion focus – think gorgeous fabrics
and to-die-for detailing.

Think art deco, and the classic shades of gold, black, white and silver are key.

A fringed flapper dress is a classic, but pair it with simple accessories to avoid a costumedrama style calamity.

A drop waisted silk tea-dress oozes Daisy Buchanan class. Add a string of long pearls, a simple headscarf and a heavily beaded jacket for effortless 1920s glamour.

Keep hair and make-up simple – a sharply cut bob or relaxed up do are the
perfect, fuss-free accompaniment to such fun and fancy clothes.

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