Tag: Gatsby

The Gatsby style is based on the novel “The Great Gatsby” of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Topics are decadence, debauchery, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval. Central theme: “the contradictions of the American Dream ‘, the pursuit of happiness, success and wealth in a consumer society.” He thereby created a portrait of the so-called “Roaring Twenties”, marked by economic growth, Prohibition, crime, jazz and flappers of the 1920s. In fashion there are the stylistic elements of the Flapper of the outgoing 20s.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com