Tuesday, 26 February 2013



A British period drama currently airing on ITV. Set in the years leading up to the 1920s, the programme tells the story of Harry Selfridge, the american who came to Britain and founded Selfridges, the high end department store and the trials and tribulations he faced along the way. The show has also covered issues I have already discussed on this blog such as the female empowerment/civil rights urge from the suffragettes. The costume design is key to the programme as fashion was so important at that time, the costumes are glamorous and fancy, and give a good representation of what the upper classes in England would have been wearing at the time.

images sourced from itv.com, metro.co.uk and digitalspy.com


The highly anticipated Baz Luhrman remake of this film is about to be released and as the original novel was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who himself was an icon in the 1920's, it gives great insight into the period known as 'The Roaring Twenties.' One of the characters of the novel is millionaire Jay Gatsby, whose lifestyle epitomises 1920's culture, always hosting lavish and extravagant parties. The film trailer shows how decadent life in the 20's was for some people, and perfectly highlights the fashion that were around at the time. I particularly like the art deco patterns the company have used on the trailer beginning, as I feel it sets the scene perfectly.

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