Great Gatsby Party in Aspen’s Historical Society’s Wheeler-Stallard House

On Sunday, all the swells showed up for their annual Great Gatsby party on the grounds of the Wheeler-Stallard House, home of Aspen’s Historical Society. It was a most appropriate setting since it was built around the same time that the author of “The Great Gatsby,” F.Scott Fitzgerald lived. It was a very lavish affair with the over two hundred guests dressed in perfect period summer garb. The men practically stole the show…as difficult as that is to admit…with their white linen suits, panama straw hats, knickers, bowties…and, of course, the always perfect tuxedo! Women donned glamorous chapeaus that could have come straight from the Kentucky Derby….and with our residents…probably did! Dropped waists, puff sleeves, pastel colors, even sequinned flapper dresses with lots of leg…how shocking! One statuesque guest even researched hair and make-up, as she slinked around in a bias cut gown, a short little black wig styled in a bob, kohl-rimmed eyes and a little beret – a perfect look-a-like of 20’s actress Louise Brooks.  As the Veuve Cliquot flowed, guests dined on a sumptuous buffet, and we all kicked up our heels to every type of music from the Charleston to the cha-cha! Even the previously predicted rainstorms held off to provide the perfect sunny backdrop for another memorable summer afternoon in Aspen, Colorado.

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Hi! I've been the fashion writer for the Aspen Daily News for five years. I'm probably the only one in the Rocky Mountains since no other ski area in the region can boast our brand of style, events, and now, even our own Fashion Week. Please contact me with any ideas, events or links that you think my readers need to know! My motto: Do it with style!
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