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 Dear Janet,My boyfriend and me are going to a new years eve dance party in A'dam. The style of the party is gangster. Could you suggest us how to wear?
Thank you in advance for your kind reply.

Best regards

Ilaria - Milan - Italy


  Gangsters typically wore loud, pin striped suits, garish ties, and fedoras with large brims (think Bugsy Siegel, Dick Tracy, The Untouchables.) Men can accessorize with spats, opera scarves and two-toned shoes. Of course, carrying a violin case (discreet way to transport a machine gun) is the ultimate accessory. Molls, or gangster girlfriends, dressed in versions of an uptown flapper... so wear a fringed dress, feathered headband, and boa.

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Answered On:
12/6/2004 9:35:04 PM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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