Fashion Book–Zelda Fitzgerald
This week, I am reading The Crack-Up, a book of essays, letters, and excerpts from the notebooks of F. Scott Fitzgerald. As such, I’ve decided to do this week’s fashion book feature on Zelda Fitzgerald–not a character per se, but a legend in her own right.
Zelda, Fitzgerald’s wife, figures as strongly into the myth of Jazz Age decadence as F. Scott himself. A Southern belle, Zelda was a dancer with a firecracker personality. Tragically, she spent the last years of her life in various sanitariums, and died in a fire at Highland Hospital in 1948, nearly 8 years after her estranged husband’s death in 1940.
Zelda, in happier times:
Here’s what I think Zelda would wear were she alive today: