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Looks we love: Gatsby Glam

2013 May 10

Today marks the release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and all of the buzz has me anxious to check out the dazzle that’s sure to come with the movie’s costumes and sets. Luhrmann movies are known for elaborate set design (like Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) and Gatsby is sure to be packed with the same filmic spark.

The Gatsby grandeur has been especially inspiring. I tend to skew pretty casual in my own style, but the opulence that comes with Gatsby glam is nothing short of fascinating.

Of course, this period style could easily feel dated, but we put together a few modern inspirations for bringing the Gatsby look into today—glittering jewels, art deco patterns, Hollywood regency styles and ‘20s glamour. For more inspiration and ideas for going Gatsby, visit our board on Pinterest.

1. Bling Large Chandelier by Robert Abbey 2. The Fitzgerald Suite in the Plaza Hotel 3. Lucia Wall Sconce by Murray Feiss 4. Roxy Mini Pendant by WAC Lighting 5. Etch Candleholder by Tom Dixon

Glitter & Glamour: Pizzazz and all that jazz–this look channels the glitzy look of the Gatsby ballroom.
Above: 1. Bling Large Chandelier by Robert Abbey 2. The Fitzgerald Suite in the Plaza Hotel 3. Lucia Wall Sconce by Murray Feiss 4. Roxy Mini Pendant by WAC Lighting 5. Etch Candleholder by Tom Dixon

 

1. New York’s Chrysler Building 2. Dianelli Drum Pendant by Sonneman 3. Scallop Duvet Set by DwellStudio 4. Millennium Wall Sconce by Quoizel 5. Fitzgerald Fan by Fanimation

Art Deco: This influential style helped earmark 1920s design, representing luxury and exuberance, but today’s iterations keep it modern and fresh.
Above: 1. New York’s Chrysler Building 2. Dianelli Drum Pendant by Sonneman 3. Scallop Duvet Set by DwellStudio 4. Millennium Wall Sconce by Quoizel 5. Fitzgerald Fan by Fanimation

 

1. A Pre-War New York Apartment via DesignShuffle 2. Rittenhouse Drum Pendant by Arteriors 3. Hollywood Beach Long Pendant by LBL Lighting 4. Phoebe Flushmount by Stonegate Designs 5. Annika Table Lamp by Mary McDonald

Nouveau New York: A champagne-toast-worthy style pointing to elegant tones and jazz-age extravagance.
Above: 1. A Pre-War New York Apartment via DesignShuffle 2. Rittenhouse Drum Pendant by Arteriors 3. Hollywood Beach Long Pendant by LBL Lighting 4. Phoebe Flushmount by Stonegate Designs 5. Annika Table Lamp by Mary McDonald

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