06 May 2013

Tiffany's Does Gatsby

Although I have reservations about the new Great Gatsby film (it’s one of my favourite books, and I’m not really into the idea of an interpretation), it doesn’t mean that I’m not appreciative of all the Gatsby-related items popping up everywhere like at Tiffany’s, which designed the jewelry for the film. I was there the other day, gawking at all of the gorgeous baubles like this Savoy headpiece, a copy of the one that Daisy dons in the film. The price tag is just $200,000, in case you were thinking of picking one up.

And their windows? Absolutely stunning. I stood for quite some time taking them all in. Combined with the appliqued Art Deco fountains that they've added to the outside of the building and the fourth floor transformed into a Jazz salon complete with the urns from the film, Tiffany's is a flapper's delight. To see the entire collection, visit here.

And while we're on the topic of Gatsby, Chronicle Books posted a piece called "How to Talk Like the Great Gatsby: Words and Phrases from the 1920s due for a comeback." Excerpted from Lesley M. M. Blume's Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition, they included the word "madcap," which they dubbed "très 
1920s." Indeed.

Savoy headpiece photo from here. Window photos: Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.

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