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Art Deco inspiration from Hollywood. Gorgeous gowns, dramatic designs: inspiration from the 20s and 30s, perfect for browsing the beauty of an era or helping inspire a vintage themed wedding or event.

Leonardo Gatsby Flowers

Well yes indeed, it is another (probably the last, though who can be sure) post about Baz Luhrmann's film version of The Great Gatsby. We've previously discussed the Gatsby trailer and Tiffany & Co.'s Gatsby jewelry. Last up: this video highlighting the creation of the background and special effects...whether or not you are a fan [...]

Art Deco Fan Bangle Bracelet

We posted a while back about the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby film, but its release was then delayed by months and months.... But the time is upon us now! The movie comes out this weekend, and while feelings on it may be mixed, there's one thing we can all agree on... Tiffany [...]

Not sure how many people watched the Oscars over the weekend, but those who did... were you as delighted as I was to see so much deco influence? I mean, there was George Clooney's ladyfriend Stacy Keibler, absolutely killing it in a perfect Naeem Khan gown... Right? Kind of incredible. I even love her hair, [...]

Anna May Wong Flapper

In today's installment of Art Deco Hollywood, we bring you the incredible style and grace of 1920s icon Anna May Wong. A beauty and talent by any standard, she was also the first Chinese American movie star, making her way in Hollywood (and internationally) in a world where she faced constant typecasting and discrimination, where [...]

Boardwalk Empire || 1920s Showgirls

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far. I'm very excited about tonight's return of one of the most stylish shows on television, Boardwalk Empire. This is a show that started out looking pretty, but being not-so-great (in my most humble of opinions), but by the end of last season it was [...]

Dolores Del Rio || Black Cat

Dolores Del Rio was a silent screen star in the 1920s, a luminous icon of 1930s Hollywood, and then became one of Mexican film's greatest stars. She had a torrid love affair with Orson Welles (10 years her junior) who called her "the most exciting woman I've ever known."  She. Is. Amazing. Image via It's [...]

Great Gatsby Poster Baz 2012

Well, the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's long-awaited (or long-dreaded, depending on your tastes...) version of The Great Gatsby is here! That is... well, it is interesting. Interestingly scored, interestingly cast... there will certainly be lots to look at, style-wise. The Great Gatsby is a perennial favorite for vintage-wedding inspiration, and there is certainly a lot [...]

Josephine Baker Smile

There is so much to say about this legendary woman, I can't begin to summarize her life in a few paragraphs here. But I shall try! Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, activist and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. Ernest Hemingway once called her "…the most sensational woman anyone ever [...]

Myrna Loy Beauty

Let's start here: Dashiell Hammett is one of my favorite writers of all time.  If you haven't read his work, please do, posthaste. His prose was incredible, the stories fantastic and his characterizations rich. But since several of his books became classic films as well, the movies have become the primary way many people have [...]

the-artist-movie

Good evening deco lovers! Just a quick note: If The Artist has been released in your hometown, I hope you've seen it or are going to see it (it got limited release in the US last week). The incredible costumes and gorgeous art deco / 1920s set design would almost be enough for any fan [...]

1920s Flapper Clara Bow

Clara Bow was one of the biggest stars of the 1920s, and her reputation endures as the impetuous, free-spirited "It" Girl of her most famous film. In many ways Clara Bow became the embodiment of the era, a face and persona forever wed to the 20s.  She weathered many scandals, breakdowns, and overall mayhem while [...]

Roaring Twenties Hollywood || Louise Brooks

Today's Art Deco Hollywood Inspiration: a woman whose haircut inspired ladies everywhere to follow suit (the proto-"Rachel"?), a woman whose talent absolutely radiates off the screen, a silent film star, a stunning beauty and by all accounts one seriously fascinating lady: Louise Brooks. She has an incredible face that can look at times cute as [...]

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! This evening I've decided I'm starting a new category, Art Deco Hollywood, because the silver screen is (of course) a fantastic source for 1920s wedding ideas. And also, frankly, because I could look at photos of stars of the 20s-40s pretty much all day. And now I will share [...]

1920s Green Metropolis Poster

Sometimes I forget how influential the art around Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis was (and is). So much incredible, inspirational art deco/modernist art sprang up around it. The fonts! The design! The posters!   (Click on the image to see any print at Art.com) To be fair, that futurist look might be a little dark [...]