Gilded Rage

Although Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan, was pushed back from its originally scheduled winter 2012 release to summer 2013, there are plenty of other places to spot Jazz Age influence during the cooler seasons. You'll see the roaring '20s in HBO's returning Prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire and in styles hanging around from spring's Art Deco runway explosion. Phoenix Art Museum fashion curator Dennita Sewell's latest exhibition, "Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920s," also reflects the Daisy Buchanan trend.

The show chronicles the style evolution spurred by women gaining rights and finding sexual liberation. Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet's rising hemlines, dropped waists, and sport-inspired styles embraced the social changes women experienced and gave them the proper attire, simple yet luxurious, to complement it.


Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; First Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Feb. 10, 2012
 
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