The Great Gatsby

Written by Rachel L. Ritter

via Olioboard

It feels like we’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for the longest time.  This version will have been the fifth time it has been made:

1) Warner Baxter & Lois Wilson (1926) Fun fact: This was a silent film

2) Alan Ladd & Betty Field (1949) Fun fact: Howard Da Silva also appeared in the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby as the gangster Meyer Wolfsheim”

3) Robert Redford & Mia Farrow (1974) *Fun fact: Mia Farrow was pregnant during the filming of this movie

4) Toby Stephens & Mira Sorvino (2000) *Paul Rudd was in this version? I love him.

5) Leonardo DiCaprio & Carrie Mulligan (2013) *Fun fact: Ben Affleck was supposed to be cast in the movie as Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton)

From watching the trailers, you can see why the newest version is so anticipated, Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Australia, Romeo & Juliet) directed it so it’ll be eyeball overload from all fashion choices, architecture sets & interiors.  I have been inspired to design a couple Olioboards with the feel of the latest movie in mind.  That meant creating interiors with Art Deco style + sparkle + geometric shapes + luxury.

Gatsby board

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Ju Young Han
#GatsbyPics patio
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The above design board was built by focusing on a print by LynxCollection on Etsy and building around it.

Here’s several beautiful designs that were also inspired by the Roaring 20’s.  All can be found on Behance (click the image for more images by these artists & designers)

Alice Donadoni
Sarah Dvojack
Simi Zeko

While doing a bit of research for this post, I came across an interesting article from Detroit Free Press about trends that are gaining popularity amidst the excitement of the movie (finally) opening on May 10th.  Let us know how this time period & movie has inspired you!  Tweet us @CMYfabriK  | comment below | say hi on Facebook


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