These 14 dresses are direct descendants of the most exquisite part of Baz Luhrman’s 2013 blockbuster.
Pretty much everyone who watched The Great Gatsby when it came out five years ago fell instantaneously in love with Carey Mulligan’s Tiffany jewel-encrusted dress. The shimmering, sleeveless design summed up, in one eloquent statement, everything that 1920s fashion stood for, at least according to our imaginative, modern interpretation of the era. The sleeveless, flapper-style item was the epitome of opulence and sassy rebelliousness, all at the same time.
Unsurprisingly, the item has developed a following. Many of the most gorgeous dresses of the last half decade have resembled Carey’s confection, whether deliberately or inadvertently. Here, we take a look at a few of the most memorable.
None other than Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out in this shimmering Naeem Khan minidress not even two months after The Great Gatsby premiered. So the trend began, with an overdose of fringe and fun!
Zip forward to the 2016 Oscars. Daisy Ridley opted for Chanel Haute Couture on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. Embellished with crystals, the sleeveless design brought The Great Gatsby vividly to mind in all its grandeur and glory.
At the Met Gala that same year, a surfeit of metallic ensembles overtook the red carpet. One of the most stunning was Ciara, who arrived draped in a nude halter neck sheath. Talk about an entrance!
The Alexander McQueen gown Jessica Chastain picked out for the 69th Cannes Film Festival is one of the more elaborate examples of the sheer crystal dress trend, and one of the most incredible.
Echoing the appliqué of Carey’s original, Julianne Hough’s Michael Kors knee length dress was packed with personality.
Radiating 1920s allure, Rachel Zoe’s beaded, cold shoulder gown was dripping not with diamonds but with pearls, with a similar jaw-dropping effect.
Nicky Hilton rocked total Art Deco vibes in this sparkling design composed of zigzagging metallic threads.
Ariel Winter was a knockout at the 68th Emmy Awards in this slithering nude Yousef al-Jasmi creation, which also featured an Art Deco-inspired geometrical pattern.
At the 2017 Oscars, Olivia Culpo wowed in a ravishing Marchesa item decorated with silvery fringe and glinting crystals.
Putting a futuristic spin on the look, Tessa Thompson accented her iridescent Ralph & Russo dress with Christian Louboutin heels.
Tiered ruffles made Alison Brie’s mock neck Ralph & Russo Couture both peppy and refined, the perfect blend of old world opulence and contemporary zest.
Remarkably similar to The Great Gatsby’s masterpiece, this Elie Saab item chosen by Zoey Deutch for this year’s Academy Awards was as delicate as it was intricately detailed.
Talk about glam! Hailey Baldwin stunned in this dazzling metallic Versace Couture design at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, bringing the Roaring ’20s back to life in the process.
Also at this year’s Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Elizabeth Banks gave a classy nod to the Baz Luhrmann aesthetic in this silver, fringe-laden Ralph & Russo creation. — jas