Last night I went to a truly fabulous party hosted by Vogue and Tiffany & Co.
My job has afforded me many lovely times over the years but last night’s Tiffany & Co dinner to celebrate the The Great Gatsby was as chic as it gets.
Set amongst hundreds of white flowers at Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill, with almost the entire cast and Mr & Mrs Luhrmann in attendance, we dined on a 1920’s inspired menu and were serenaded with a very Bazmarked version of Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’.
I didn’t want it to end.
A few words on the film. I saw it on Wednesday night and I loved it. Not a little bit. A lot.
I’m a mad fan of the book – it’s very dear to me – so I’m protective of its prose and message. Baz Luhrmann has created the most gorgeous, layered depiction of Fitzgerald’s classic tale with all the twists and quirks that make him one of our greatest directors. Catherine Martin’s costumes and art direction is phenomenal. Leonardo DiCaprio is so beautiful it’s alarming.
The fact that this film was made in Australia should make us all proud. Extraordinary. Truly. And the Jay-Z soundtrack is a download must.
Forget what you’ve heard and dive in.
The Night In Pictures.
I told Ricky that I loved him. Like a twelve year old might talk to Harry Styles. But I do. Love him.
Look at the jewels….
Next week Tiffany & Co will open an in-store exhibition showcasing the jewellery from the film as well as archival sketches and fashion images from the 1920’s. The exhibition features the Daisy Heart Locket inspired by the opulence of the Jazz Age; the Daisy Hand Ornament crafted from diamonds and pearls and the Savoy Headpiece a $US200,000 crown based on a Native American headdress.