Thursday, July 22, 2010
5th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party
I finally did it! After five years of wanting to go, I was finally in town, not hungover, didn't forget about it, and had someone to go with to the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island.
Gee Wiz what a dream!
If you could forget the random cell phones, water bottles and tupperware, I felt like I had taken a time machine. Everyone was in period clothes, the Dreamland orchestra had the crowd doing the Charleston, Foxtrot, Swing and Lindy Hop.
Fay and I took the ferry out around 1pm and stayed until 5. We met up with the darling PR for the Frick, Heidi Rosenau and her husband who were doing costume changes because they were dancing so much they had to put on fresh duds. We also found my favorite man of fashion journalism, Robert Bryan and his chic flapper friend Kyle.
We found some food, lots of water, took in the automobile show, the pie contest (yum apple!) and made a mad dash to the vintage clothing tent where I bought a bathing suit (houndstooth and high wasted!) and Fay bought a 1920's black dress that Mame Dennis would die over.
The rest of the day we just sat and dreamed. It was so lovely to watch people dance, sway and adjust their boaters and stockings. We are looking forward to the next one happening the 28-29 of August.