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I am so very tired of anything vaguely art deco-ish being labeled as “Gatsby.”  Especially considering that the art deco of the movie is the bold lines and geometric shapes of the 1930s and not the vibrant colors, fluid shapes, and exoticism of the art deco of the 1920s.  In the early 1920s, when the book is set, things were still pretty Edwardian.  Ironically enough, one thing the movie gets consistently wrong with the costuming is that the costumes really aren’t extravagant enough.  Women wore elaborate headdresses embroidered with pearls and metallic thread and their dresses often had long trains and swags of lush silk and velvet.  The late 1910s and early 1920s are my favorite fashion era because so much is it is so fantastic.

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    This is why I tend too flinch at Halloween cotumes that have the hem above the knees when It’s described as 20s.
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    Excellent point, but i wish people would stop saying “exoticism
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