Oh, as you're scrolling through pictures, keep in mind that it was a solid 95 degrees, and HUMID, the entire day!
For the most part, people came dressed out to the nines. Some even bringing other relics of the past, like this twinlens camera.
My own outfit was somewhat of a last ditch effort. I wore a pearl necklace courtesty of City Chic, a peter-pan collar top from Topshop, a highwaisted black circle skirt, Marc by Marc ivory framed bag, and pearled T-straps from Topshop.
My partner looked rather dapper, with a mallard tie and suspenders, with the requisite buttown-down, khakis, and beeswax desert boots.
Old-timey disc jockey.
I was most impressed with how the men were dressed! Can you imagine if (more) men still put as much thought into the way they dressed?
It was also the perfect setting for a picnic. This gentleman opted to assemble his hors d'oeuvres on the lawn.
View more pictures of the Jazz Age Lawn Party here.If you missed this event, you can try to hustle over to Governors Island today for a repeat, or head out on August 28th or August 29th, when the roaring twenties has yet another redux. It's worth going for the live bands alone - not to mention the beauty of the island itself!
Does your city have an event like this? If it did, would you go? Are there elements of the 1920s that inspire your personal style?