Clockwise from top: patent leather-based sneakers, £385, Crockett & Jones. Silk scarf, £470, Versace. 18ct-yellow-gold, quartz and diamond Crown brooch, £5,450, and 18ct-yellow-gold, 18ct-whitegold, Madeira quartz, smoky quartz and citrine Floral brooch, £ 2,750, equally Dolce & Gabbana. 18ct-redgold and mom-of-pearl cufflinks, £1,020, Omega.
Let’s not dwell too prolonged on the destiny of Jay Gatsby, that byword for 1920s raffishness, and alternatively search to his princely wardrobe. That 10 years unshackled alone from the deprivations of wartime and slash unfastened, gimlet in hand, in glorious colours and styles. Now, as then, style forecasters forecast a increase in amazing formalwear: our publish-vaccine daily life calls for an injection of good-time attire.
Established apart the couch-appropriate slippers for something with much more form, material and pizzazz. A gleaming pair of Oxfords in patent leather will enhance the Claridge’s cocktail menu properly. And fork out notice to accessories: a richly patterned silk foulard and glinting pair of pearl cufflinks will set the tone.
Incorporate a bejewelled lapel pin from Dolce & Gabbana – maestros of dolce vita dressing – to spruce up that dusted-down blazer, and bid adieu to the trusty previous hoodie. It is really time for some Fitzgerald aptitude. Stephen Doig