Glitz, glam and opulence are back in style thanks to the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie "The Great Gatsby." This new way of dressing follows a pretty long stint of low maintenance style that reflected the economic times. Well, you can toss that all out the window now.
"Gatsby" takes place in the 1920s; a time of bespoke fashion, art deco, luxury, sparkle and shine - a far cry from the grunge plaid shirts and ripped jeans we’ve been seeing on celebs as of late. (Yes, we’re talking about you Kristen Stewart!)
However, some stars have a knack for channeling the '20s in their red carpet looks. Celebrities like “Amazing Spider-Man” actress Emma Stone wore a flapper-inspired pleated dress by Jonathan Saunders at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. Stone looked like the perfect Old Hollywood starlet with her hair in short, soft waves.
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Another celebrity who is quickly gaining notoriety for her signature 1920s style is "My Week With Marilyn" star Michelle Williams. One memorable look was Williams’ red Louis Vuitton peplum gown at the 2012 Oscars. The small bow brooch added the perfect vintage touch.
Arguably more distinct than the clothes and accessories is 1920s hair. The finger wave and the three quarter length bob were popular as girls followed the trend set by French fashion designer Coco Chanel and actresses Clara Bow and Louise Brooks.
Actresses today are clearly taking a hint from beauty looks past. “Shameless” star Emmy Rossum rocked authentic finger waves, a stunning Ralph Lauren dress and a vintage diamond bracelet and earrings at the “Shameless Season 2” premiere in 2012.
Michelle Williams’ hair doppelganger, "Once Upon a Time" star Ginnifer Goodwin, has the perfect tresses to pull off romantic finger waves and regularly looks to the '20s for outfit inspiration.
The architectural hairdo has also been seen on “Spring Breakers” star Vanessa Hudgens and “America’s Next Top Model” judge and host, Tyra Banks who was decked out in the signature 1920s look for her appearance on “Gossip Girl.”
The stars seem to favour the aesthetic of the Jazz Age and who can blame them? It was a time where glamour ruled; and who doesn't love a little sparkle and shine?