The Great Gatsby 1920's Party

Paper Dress Vintage


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Thursday 6 November 2014
19:30 - 23:30
Early Bird £10, Standard £18.25
Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music


*Speakeasy cocktails*

*Themed photo booth*

*Authentic 1920's feel*

*Little treat at the end of the night*

New York, 1922 - The restlessness approached hysteria. The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


Immerse yourself in the Roaring Twenties dressed to impress as an elite member of Jay Gatsby's legendary West Egg parties. We've teamed up with Paper Dress Vintage, Shoreditch's own classic bar & boutique to provide an evening of speakeasy cocktails, live 1920's music, and even a glamorous photo booth to recreate the poses of Greta Garbo and Louise Brooks. So put on your best silk suit or flapper dress and join us in getting spifflicated on giggle-water and hooch. On arrival at Paper Dress Vintage at 19.30, you'll be welcomed by one of our friendly hosts who'll check your tickets. Once inside, get ready for an evening of mingling, dancing, and drinking the night away. In other words, the 'bees knees', the 'cat's meow', and basically just a rather 'ducky' night!

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


"Alone and a little embarrassed. I decided to get roaring drunk"

--Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby


Dress code:

1920s dandies and flappers, gangsters and molls. The jazz age: Decadence and excess is the order of the day. Think: The Great Gatsby movie in 2013. We're going for authenticity, so no jeans/trainers/inflatable tommy guns! etc.


Age Guideline:

18-40 yrs


The Venue

Paper Dress is a London Shoreditch based vintage clothing boutique selling clothing, shoes and accessories from 1900–80’s. They have an expert alterations team as well as offering a personal shopper service. If you need an outfit for the Great Gatsby party, their store stocks a range of unique pieces from the 1920's era. The boutique is also available for parties, events and exhibitions - See more at:


The Era

The 1920s have long been remembered as the "Roaring Twenties," an era of unprecedented affluence. A Ford Model T in every driveway, "Amos n' Andy" on the radio and the first "talking" motion pictures at the cinema. Baseball hero Babe Ruth was in the ballpark and celebrity pilot Charles Lindbergh on the front page of every newspaper. As a soaring stock market minted millionaires by the thousands, young Americans in the nation's cities rejected traditional social values by embracing a modern urban culture of freedom—drinking illegally in speakeasies, dancing provocatively to the Charleston and listening to the sexy rhythms of jazz music.


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Paper Dress Vintage
352a Mare Street, London, E8 1HR

East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Central (Rail)


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