Like we said, pastels, art deco, ostrich plumes, and drop waists were not reserved just for the spring shows last September, as you may have noticed that they spilled over into pre-fall these past few months. The veritable army of flappers marching down runways reminded anyone who keeps up with Hollywood of the much-hyped adaptation (yes, another) of book list favorite, The Great Gatsby. The WASPy dream of pale colors and decadence makes for lovely runway fodder but more importantly, it’s such an easy trend to apply in real life. It certainly fell in line with the general girly feel of spring 2012 and all those frothy covers we’ve been seeing because of it.
Don’t expect to see the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire to be released until late this year, though. Perhaps the 30s vibe will continue until then for the red carpet, whether Cathy Horyn likes it or not.