May 24, 2019 | By Cassandra Napoli
The return of the Roaring Twenties, signaled by the recent remake of The Great Gatsby, continued this past weekend with the Jazz Age Lawn Party at New York’s Governors Island. The two-day long, bi-annual event was a sartorial staging of moustachioed men and flapper girls dressed in their prohibition-era best. Suspenders, cloche hats, shift dresses and other proverbial ’20s staples graced the grounds amidst nostalgic festivities like tug-of-war and dance-offs. The Brooklyn Brewery and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur offered speakeasy-era refreshments while Bright Young Things danced the Charleston to the strains of Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann made an appearance on last day.
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