“There was an immediately perceptible vitality about heras if the nerves of her body were continually smoldering.”
The Great Gatsby is undisputedly THE movie of the week. The Great Gatsby follows the story of the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his passion(or perhaps obsession) with Daisy Buchanan and we have to admit that we were so hooked throughout the show!
Nope, we’re not talking about suave appearances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire nor was it the sappy love story that got to us, but instead, it was the colourful characters of the women who inspired us. With their loud and proud personalities, whether rich, fancy or poor, each made and captured the iconic fashion flavours of the 20s.
According to Catherine Martine, costume director of The Great Gatsby, fashion documented the 20s in perfect tunes with all the jazz and glamour. The Great Gatsby set out to be a reinterpretation of the era in a modern context (fashion telegraph), one in which the producers achieved successfully.
While the iconic chandelier dress by Prada was the highlight of all fashion enthusiasts, we still have our eyes settled on Mrytle Wilson’s style and personality.
Catherine Martin has done a great job in injecting the character’s personality into what they are wearing. Notice how the 20s era was all about flapper dresses and dropped waist silhouette? Mrytle Wilson was none of that! Bodycon dresses in a lava red colour scheme was the complementary look to her fiery red hair and personality.
While Daisy, as her name suggests, was wearing all things sweet, beautiful and pretty, Mrytle Wilson marched her own parade with her daring attitude and style without a care for the world. Recalling Mrytle’s tragic life story (and how it ended), we feel the need to give this woman a credit for her ‘against all odds’ flair and style.