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Fashion Book: The Great Gatsby–Daisy Buchanan

2012 March 8

Last week, I put together a Fashion Book post for Jordan Baker,  Daisy Buchanan’s sassy, golf-playing friend in The Great Gatsby. However, Daisy is definitely the heroine of the great Jazz Age novel, and I couldn’t relegate her to the background for too long. In my opinion, Daisy is the ultimate mean girl–beautiful, spoiled, shallow, and completely oblivious. It’s perhaps difficult to see what Gatsby saw in her, but I think that’s the message at the core of the book–destruction via infatuation. You can argue Fitzgerald knew what Gatsby was going through all too well. 

Originally, the look for Daisy in my mind was all romantic florals and floaty fabrics–perhaps a sweet hat and t-strap heels. But if Daisy were an object of infatuation today, she’d be rocking sparkle, stilettos, and the most expensive accessories she could find. Let’s be honest–she’d be a complete diva. What do you think Daisy would wear were she alive today?
Fashion Book--The Great Gatsby (Daisy)

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  1. March 8, 2012

    It’s so funny you chose to feature a Daisy Buchanan outfit. My students and I discussed Daisy Buchanan’s character today. I really love the dress you chose for her. I’d love to wear a dress like that to a wedding or something. Happy weekend!

  2. March 8, 2012

    I really like the outfit you put together here! The Great Gatsby was one of my favorite books from high school (and one of the ones I need to go back and reread, actually). I agree that the first impression you get from Daisy is light, flowery dresses, but I think this puts a modern twist on it and reflects the “old money” diva status that Daisy has. Great post :)

  3. March 9, 2012

    I love that outfit! I clicked on the dress and was dismayed to see that it was price-y, but I should have guessed that Daisy would wear something so out of my price range :).

  4. Raquel permalink
    March 15, 2012

    That dress is divine! Want! :)

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