The Sartorialist was at last weekend's Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island, N.Y. He snapped many pictures of the event and has generously allowed me to use two.
This event utterly beguiles me. The 1920's theme seems so esoteric, but I believe the event is extremely popular. Revelers put a lot of earnest thought into assembling the right Gatsby-Era get-up and many of them know how to dance to the old songs. The setting looks idyllic and the remoteness of Governor's Island from the bustle of Manhattan must make the party seem almost completely removed from the present day. One day I hope to attend.
I think this would be a great thing to do on a honeymoon. But what do I know? Remember what Groucho said about marriage?
Please check out the other photos on The Sartorialist and take a gander at my post of May 31, 2009 in which I featured Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. He's really worth a listen.
Photos used with the permission of Scott Schuman.