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 Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

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.

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Literature

Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.


The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)