Roaring Twenties Street Style From the Jazz Age Lawn Party

Time traveling back to the Roaring Twenties is a helluva lot easier than you'd think. This past weekend, more than 4,500 men, women, and kids did just that at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York's Governors Island. And we were there to capture it all.
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Time traveling back to the Roaring Twenties is a helluva lot easier than you'd think. This past weekend, more than 4,500 men, women, and kids did just that at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York's Governors Island. And we were there to capture it all.

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Time traveling back to the Roaring Twenties is a helluva lot easier than you'd think. This past weekend, more than 4,500 men, women, and kids did just that at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York's Governors Island. Now in its eighth season, the four-day long festival--spread out over two weekends in June and August--is a celebration of all things prohibition era, from the Charleston-dancing speakeasy girls to the display of 1920s motorcars, to the bevy of vintage vendors selling more headbands than Daisy Buchanan could (literally) wrap her head around.

And when it came to dressing for the occasion, the guests weren't skimping. The lawn, strewn with woven picnic baskets and parasols, looked like your great-grandma's party snaps come to life (and color). For ladies, it was dropped waists, finger waves, ornate beading, bejeweled hairpieces, and Mary Janes; fellas looked dapper in boater hats, seersucker day suits, and bow ties. Even Bill Cunningham rode his bicycle onto the ferry to capture the action--though he wasn't as willing to swap out his signature blue jacket for a newsboy cap and suspenders.

Check out our shots from the event (plus a little bonus Instagram video) below.