One of my favorite summertime traditions is attending the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island–which means lots of pretty 1920s and 1930s dresses!
This time around, I made a little number based off of this extant garment featured in Women’s Wear of the 1920s:
I made my version in white and sea foam-green linen; of course, as I am dually inspired by fashions of the present as well as the past, I chose those colors based on an archived 1927 Vogue article referencing white-and-light green dresses at the House of Premet, as well as this Refinery 29 editorial on mint green for Spring 2012. Also, the scarf on the original (which I omitted) was white with seafoam green polka dots.
Saddle-style shoes by Chelsea Crew, a floppy hat from Laila Rowe, and wrist gloves and a vintage purse completed the look.
We had a fantastic time and the party gets better and better every year. Bill Cunningham was there and snapped our photo (fingers crossed we make it to the final cut!). The music, as always, was exceptionally good, and the New York Times covered Michael Arenella, the host of the event, in an insightful piece. It must be wonderful to truly live your passion the way he does!