Next month marks 70 years since the death of American author F Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. The undisputed king of the jazz age, he charted the flapper-filled Twenties with such flair that his literary depictions of decadence still define the decade. From fashion to fragrance, here are ten stylish ways to celebrate his legacy
Anna Sui Flapper Dress
This beautiful black silk tulle dress is dripping with sequins. Gorgeous. Available from net-a-porter.com, £555.
Nude Court Shoes
As hemlines shot skywards in the twenties, shoes were suddenly on show, making Mary Janes an instant style classic. These Greta Square Toe Mary Janes from Topshop prove the style still works. £60.
Who better than Kate to live out the roaring Twenties? Her notorious thirtieth birthday party was themed The Beautiful and Damned, after Fitzgerald's classic 1922 novel.
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Belle d’Opium Fragrance
Yves Saint Laurent’s new bottle channels Art Deco design, and contains a blend of Casablanca lily, gardenia and mandarin. Available from theperfumeshop.com, £38.50.
Relive the glamour and grandeur of the decade at The Savoy. The Art Deco interior has just undergone a £220 million restoration.
The on-screen depiction of F.Scott Fitzgerald's tempestuous marriage is expected to be on our screens in 2011, with Kiera rumoured to play the beautiful but troubled Zelda.
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Stella McCartney Perfume
Stella’s latest perfume Stellanude has a striking art deco design, and a Moroccan rose and grapefruit scent. Available from theperfumeshop.com, £32.50.
Fitzgerald Box Set
Penguin’s new hardback collection includes beautifully bound copies of Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, The Last Tycoon and Flappers and Philosophers. Available from amazon.co.uk, £14.99 each.
Claridge's art deco bar
Sip cocktails in style in this Art Deco bar, with geometric mirrors, silver-leafed ceiling and green glass chandelier.
Kate Spade clutch
Each of Kate’s ‘book of the month’ clutches are adorable, but The Great Gatsby design is definitely our favourite. Available from katespade.com, £255 ($325).