All that Jazz
. . A feeling that I share only too well with Fitzgerald’s Mr. Wolfsheim, at least too well for my own benefit most of the times. I dream, no, I yearn for a time when ladies wore hats and gloves, and fashion pioneering was still a real possibility.
I dream not of changing this world, but for exchanging it for a world were films were silent and music was loud. And, much as I try, I cannot seem to change myself for this world either. Thus I am stuck between fantasy and reality in a limbo where memory and imagination interweave in a web so thick that neither is distinguishable any more.
So I am left with the only possibility that we dreamers have: to inject the real world with as many ‘memories’ from another time as it will allow us.
Yet, since fashion and trends have become almost completely evocative of other periods in history we are sometimes rewarded with a glimpse into the era which lingers in our dreams.
The flapper is back as, from Stella McCartney, and Calvin Klein to Chanel, waistlines are dropping and garbs are getting glitzier. As for John Galliano and Marc J. for LV, I recon none what to see a girl who isn’t embracing her inner roaring 20s this Fall.
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And since we’ve begun by quoting The Great Gatsby, that is not only very representative for the 1920s, but one of my dearest classic novels, allow me to end on this cheerful note:
“Can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!”