Last week, we fell in love with style guides and the fashion portal from Vintage Dancer. Today we have a giveaway for The Great Gatsby in Fashion, written by F Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, with fashion history annotation by one of my sponsors, Debbie Sessions, creator of Vintagedancer.com
As mentioned in my previous post, The Great Gatsby in Fashion is the full original novel by F Scott Fitzgerald with annotation by Debbie Sessions. It includes 33 additional pages of fashion history insights complete with original color illustrations and photographs throughout. Debbie sent a copy to me last week and I've really enjoyed re-reading my favorite book with her thorough research on fashion of the day and fashion illustrations included.
“The love affair with one of the greatest American novels ever written has just as much to do with the dazzling fashions of the 1920’s as it does with great story telling. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a dapper dresser, and his wife, Zelda, a notorious flapper, experienced the high life of fashion and culture in the twenties. It was only natural for Fitzgerald to include detailed descriptions of the clothing each character wore. It is in his observations of their dress that he unveils the characters’ motivations and morals that play a critical part in the novel. Fitzgerald’s audience in 1925 would have understood what color a “gas blue” dress was and would have known the sound of “clicking pottery bracelets.” Today’s readers miss the cultural context of those fashions, until now.
Debbie Sessions brings The Great Gatsby’s Jazz Age alive with illustrations and historical annotations of the clothing described in the novel. Sixty images of 1920’s dresses, suits, shoes, hats, hairstyles and the people who wore them are included alongside descriptions of the clothing worn in the summer of 1922, the year in which The Great Gatsby is set. Additional cultural insights of the life and times of the roaring twenties are blended into the annotations creating an insightful view of the 20’s wealthier class.”
The Winner Will Receive: a copy of The Great Gatsby in Fashion. (pdf, kindle and other e-reader formats included)
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What Gatsby era fashion do you wish would come back in style?"
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