Monday, July 19, 2010

Jazz-Age Dance Party p.1, Governors Island, New York


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  1. agata

    July 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

    love the white colour on these photographs!

  2. Jasmin

    July 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

  3. Chelly

    July 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Its like a flashback, makes me want to go to New York even more. Where else can you find get togethers like this.

  4. Sue

    July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Just wonderful.

  5. That's Not My Age

    July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Looks fab – totally Great Gatsby!

  6. Anine

    July 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I love the first photo!! So amazing! :D :D

  7. inclassy

    July 19, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Stunning photos! i love!

  8. Nathalie

    July 19, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Asian guy with cig.= Love!!!

  9. Idia'Dega

    July 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Oh so much yummy summer fun! Wonderful!

  10. Mi Armario En Ruinas

    July 19, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Love it!!

  11. kar

    July 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

    It takes attitude to pull off seersucker shorts and not look ridiculous.

    I love the dress in the first pic. I have no idea what fabric that is but it looks light and perfect for summertime dancing.

    I also loved the dress in the third pic. So detailed and ladylike but still cool & comfortable enough to wear in modern times. I'd almost swear that's Gwyneth Paltrow.

  12. The Photodiarist

    July 19, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Wow! What a fantastic series. The first and last photos are my favorites. You've conveyed such joy in the pictures that it is infectious. Black and white was also a fantastic choice. Awesome work.

  13. MsSvelteNY

    July 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Why do I keep missing this event. It's so perfect for me. Sigh.

    Thanks for the pic SS.

  14. G

    July 19, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I really do love the third and the fourth pics. Great job!

  15. Fashion Butter

    July 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

    These make me happy.

  16. the_lazymilliner

    July 19, 2010 at 9:31 am

    The gent in the straw boat makes me think of a young Cary Grant. So handsome.

    I app-solutely ♥
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  17. Brian

    July 19, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Love #2 all the way. Although, I'd be scared to wear an ascot in public. :)

  18. Fashionlass

    July 19, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I love the b&w; it's so elegant and classic.
    The last two are my favourite. They transport me to the 30s and 40s.
    Fantastic job.

  19. rose

    July 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

    i agree, so Great Gatsby! Old Fitzgerald would have loved this…


  20. franca maisha

    July 19, 2010 at 9:40 am

    beautiful!! I love jazz <3

  21. Q

    July 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Oh wow! This is so cool and stylish… i especially like the first picture :)

  22. Esther

    July 19, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful! These photos reveal that elegance and fun are simultaneously possible.

  23. Sara

    July 19, 2010 at 9:52 am

    These pics are spectacular, especially the girl laughing!

  24. Patricia

    July 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

  25. koko // res pulchrae

    July 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Oh I love this annual event, for the fantastic coverage on your blog.

    I think the dress in the first picture is from H&M actually.

  26. CLAUDIA C.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

  27. Ben Hatke

    July 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

    You're whole blog is about being classy. I love it.

  28. Michelle Owen

    July 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I love these images and style. I'm trying to find more references like these for a party theme. Any recommendations?

    Michelle Owen

  29. Tyna

    July 19, 2010 at 10:09 am


  30. The Man from Amsterdam

    July 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

    great vibe!

  31. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I believe the gentleman in the bottom picture is "Dr Dan", one of the most sartorially-minded individuals ever to dance the Lindy Hop (the original form of swing dance from the '30s). I've never seen him *not* dressed well/not dressed vintage.

  32. Kelsey

    July 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    This is how I would like the rest of my summer to look please.

  33. Francesca

    July 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    love that first picture. wow

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  34. sarah.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Very evocative of The Great Gatsby.


  35. Prutha

    July 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    these images r beyond brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    fun and energy totally encompassing life


    July 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Stunning photos! i love!
    whites and blacks are fantastic

  37. Christina

    July 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Wow I love, love this pictures!
    And your blog is just great! wow! :)
    Yours faithfully,

  38. a.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I knew I was missing from a place & time. I thought it was part of the past, but this set proves that the place & time still exists in all of its wonderful glory…

  39. Erin Clare

    July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Where are women finding these hats?! Seriously, if anyone knows a good milliner in NYC, I would love to know where to a cloche like that…


    July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I absolutly love THE SARTORIALIST!
    You're great!

  41. Makaga

    July 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Great shots! I met you in passing at the event, Sart.
    I was one of Voon's "Bathing Beauties" Great to see what images you created.

  42. SarahPeslar

    July 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Stunning & classic in all of the chic ways!

  43. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    The first and third picture makes me ache, they're so fantastic!

  44. Luka Ivanišević

    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

  45. Katie

    July 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Loving the cool hats!

  46. Miz.November

    July 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Oh my, my. Photos 3 and 4. She is stunning. He is so dapper. Love it.

  47. MMM

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    have a look at

  48. Angela

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I love how, though the pictures take me to a time I can only imagine and would love to have lived in, there is a touch of modern in each: a sandal in the first, the filtered cigarette in the second, a plastic bottle in the third, and what looks to be a reusable tote bag in the last.

  49. SabinePsynopsis

    July 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Great pictures! I think the black and white is a good choice here. The 1st one is just perfect!

  50. Tracey

    July 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    LOVE THESE! Don't you think she looks a little like Gwyneth?

    I really wanted to share so have blogged these with a link.

    Let me know if you want me to take them off. xx

  51. Jessica

    July 19, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The photos from this event last year are some of my all-time favorites of yours. I'm so glad to see it's back!

    Really wonderful to see how current these styles still are (although a lot of that is a function of the dressers themselves, not the clothes).

    Thanks so much!

  52. Lindsey

    July 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

    What a great party. I want to be there! I love, love the seersucker.

  53. Caddy

    July 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Lovely pictures! I've had the Jazz Age on my mind lately for a paper at uni and these pictures really will help me envision them more clearly. Thanks for posting these!

  54. john benjamin pritchett

    July 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Love the rolled up seersucker shorts and hat in the second photo! The drink adds a nice touch but not the cigarette. Makes such a nice ensemble smell badly.

  55. Christian

    July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

    How can I join them?

  56. Olivine sur les pavés de Paris

    July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Oh yes ! Again ! I really love this event ! The photos you took last year were awesome.

  57. Wii games

    July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

    fashionable indeed! I love the hats. Those guys really have fun.

  58. Holly

    July 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    i wanna get my LWD and go dancing now!

  59. Andrea

    July 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Great pictures!

  60. s.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    the movement of the first photograph is wonderful.

  61. La Petite Anglaise

    July 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    these are SUCH beautiful shots. They just seem so genuine and fun. I am extremely jealous of the guy in the first photo's jazz shoes Xxx

  62. Felicity

    July 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Really awesome, thank you!

  63. dib279

    July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I'm the guy that's in the first photo. I think someone was asking about the dress my friend is wearing and it is from h&m actually


    July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Wow, these are great photos! I love the flapper dress in the first picture. xx

  65. admin

    July 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    wanna feel like them..

  66. Merielen Sabaini

    July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Love the way you do everything you do… Come to Brazil to take some pics of us… LOL! You're wellcome!

  67. Sing

    July 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Great photos. I always look forward to this series.

  68. Ashes

    July 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    These photo's are gorgeous, and the fashion pieces, timeless.

  69. Bell

    July 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I remember the photos of last year, they surpass them in elegant and beautiful.

  70. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Great Shots, Sart!

    Makes me wish I was in New York right now, in my seersucker swag with my Panama and spectator brogues on!

    I remember that Asian kid in the second photo on the roster for GQ last year (?) for best dressed man in America. How is he doing being a young throwback in a world of sweatpants and baseball caps? It would be nice to see a profile on him. I enjoyed his take on dressing like a gentleman and standing out for his individuality.

    BTW, dig the crisp look of the first photo. Speaks volumes in spite of the black and white.

  71. JP

    July 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I love the black an whites they give and old era feel to something that is rather recent.

  72. MGF

    July 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    these pic are amazing !
    an-historiques !!
    the white is exceptional !!!
    love the tap dancing shoes of the first picture, and the move (crazy) of the dress !

  73. Miranda

    July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Lovely blog, will follow immediately!

  74. Kristina

    July 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    The pictures are amazing, like from old times, the girl wearing white dress has got beuatiful smile!

  75. what dia like

    July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  76. The Original Swedish Blonde!

    July 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Absolutely fabulous pics. They all look sooo happy. :)

  77. BasicbutChic

    July 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    The dancer's shoes black and white in the first picture make me happy : I wear the same but unfortunately I'm not in New-York!

  78. Lisa Petrarca

    July 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    WOW…what style, what fun what AMAZING shots!

  79. quitecontinental

    July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    So gorgeous. I love the girl's hat! Just looks like the perfect way to pass a summer day…

  80. Valentine

    July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Wow this post is one of my favorite… Love the pictures, the mood… the B&W picts… everything!

    Have a look at my backstage picts taken
    while working at Alexander McQueen:
    -the diary of a fashion stylist-

  81. Morn

    July 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I want to go!

  82. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    OK, this first picture is awesome. Love the guy, he seems on his tip toes. And what a stylish dancer. I want to be there.

  83. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    When somebody like you who have the "it" artistic factor, there is no mistake. Great shots! (I loved them all but the guy in the first photo, with his bright white teeth and the exact moment you took it is awesome.)

  84. kara lynn

    July 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    did i just think gatsby? because those pictures incredible.

  85. Alexandra G.

    July 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! They look like they're from an entirely different time.

  86. kelly

    July 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    These photographs truly are picturesque, and some of your best work. They do a remarkable job of demonstrating what fashion is all about, while simultaneously capturing the personalities behind the clothes. I love that you chose black and white. Beautiful work.

  87. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Love the dancers in first photo.

  88. Christie

    July 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Beautiful shots – love the attire!

    In Fashion and Style

  89. Gary MAEL

    July 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Ah ! This works so well in black and white ! Specialy the first one. Marvellous !

  90. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    If I could go back in time to any era, I'd pick the Jazz and Art Deco period. From fashion to architecture to art, it looks so liberating and yet conforming to standards of excellence…

  91. saradowle

    July 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like so much fun!

  92. punkpkins

    July 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    i love this photos!

  93. Angela

    July 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Love, love these photos! I wish we were still living in this era!

  94. Adriana

    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Every year you go to this event and I love it!:)

  95. Diggs

    July 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    YES!!! I'm so happy you photographed them, I love going there and seeing the old time come to life.

  96. The Clever Pup

    July 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    One day…
    for more information about the venue etc. check out

  97. Mens Style 101

    July 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I really love the style going on here. The double-breasted linen jacket is an awesome look that seems to be popular again.

  98. LivH

    July 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    The first picture is phenomenal,
    so full of life,
    I love it.

  99. Shamini

    July 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm


  100. Antonio_Libero

    July 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I like the 4th photo.. Very chic!!!


  101. Ines Matos

    July 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Today was a happy day for me and these photos were the icing on the cake. Congrats.

  102. Bigio

    July 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Wonderful Post!!! I love it.

  103. Danielle

    July 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I want to host a party like this for my 21st birthday but none of my friends would dress up. Shame.

  104. John Wesley

    July 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Last photo:
    Man, clothes, and photographer completely captured the spirt.
    Could be a vintage photo. Looks 100% authentic!

  105. le monde de skadiida

    July 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    beautiful (:

  106. Nadia

    July 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    These people look absolutely wonderful! I love the movement in the first photo, and the dreamy mood of the second photo. The energy from these photos is so vibrant and alive. They make me want to dance too!

  107. carole

    July 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Love the black and white photos!

  108. margaretmarks

    July 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Scott,

    This continues to be one of the most delightful things I've ever seen. Beautiful photography. Sorry to have missed you in Denver during your shoot for GQ! We almost flew back from holiday in Ojai to be 'customers' for the day. I guess you can say we like your work!

  109. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    The movement and joy captured in the first one is especially stunning. Makes me want to hop up and begin dancing. Shooting it in black and white adds to the striking graphic quality of the photo. It's one of the more memorable ones you have taken, and you have taken MANY!

  110. Thuy

    July 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I always love looking at the pictures from this party!

  111. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Love the movement in the first photo. Gentleman in the last photo looks like Maurice Chevalier [if he'd only worn a bow tie].

  112. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    By far one of my favorite posts! Thank you so much for these incredible photos, they are AMAZING!

  113. simplychic

    July 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    i love all these images!

  114. Eugenia Woods

    July 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I love the girls sweet white dress and hat. Lovely!

  115. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Oh, I've been waiting for these! I don't see why we can't dress like this all the time, many of the people in these pix do. You don't have to look selfconsciously retro, you just need an awareness of creating a seasonally- and event-appropriate ensemble and love accessories like hats and cravats. And what better summer fabric than seersucker? Honestly, if our parents/grandparents could take workwear like jeans into the everyday, why can't we return a little polish and care and joy? I also think if we danced every day to live music we would all be happier.

  116. Elizabeth W

    July 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The gentleman in the 2nd photograph (Ray) is a good friend of mine and has been captured by The Sartorialist's lens many times. There was a comment above about Ray being in GQ's Best dressed men in America. You were absolutely on point! He was dead-center of the photograph in that article. He is always dressed to kill.

  117. Anonymous

    July 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    The photo of the young woman laughing melts me and delights me. Thank you thank you thank you.

  118. Ros

    July 20, 2010 at 12:22 am

    These are amazing! They just ooze fun!!! …Ooze fun? :/… Well, they do!

  119. Mary

    July 20, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I was there! The dancing flapper girl actually had on hightop black Chucks, it was a really fresh look in contrast to all the skin-colored t-strap heels I was seeing.

    Clearly I need to step up my game to make it into Sart's viewfinder…maybe next time!

  120. fshnvctm

    July 20, 2010 at 12:52 am

    The whole "story" is elegant. Seersucker, 2 tone shoes wingtips/cap toes, linen, rayon/silk dresses, straw boaters, cloches —
    I Want! All lovely.

  121. Charles Preston

    July 20, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I want to live in these photos, forever and ever.

  122. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    July 20, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I LOVE these. They are such a visual pleasure, especially the first and the fifth picture. The frozen movement is just perfection.

    Odd to see a woman wearing Fit Flops in picture 5 though. She's a few decades too early! ;)


    July 20, 2010 at 2:18 am

    meravigliose !!!

  124. Dunia

    July 20, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Can't people dress like this all the time? I always look at old photo albums and wonder,"why did everyone look so good back then? why don't people look like that now?" I found the reason: people need their class back. Dress nicely and your features will follow suit.

  125. womens sexy costumes

    July 20, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I like these black & white photographs. The fashion looks old but though seems very trendy.
    Adorable post!

  126. Shelby

    July 20, 2010 at 3:32 am

    the guy in the first picture exudes happiness. i love him.

  127. Б.Баясгалан

    July 20, 2010 at 4:00 am

    love the Asian guy except of his short trousers.

  128. MELISSA Z.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:25 am

    wonderful pics, well done! love them all!

  129. C_onstance.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:48 am

    great atmosphere! until the pictures are fun.
    And the glaring whiteness!


  130. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Just wonderful!
    Where does this lovely idea come from? What's the history behind it?

  131. Mr. Paul

    July 20, 2010 at 5:08 am

    I wish we had done something like that here in Copenhagen during the recent Jazz festival here. Beautifully captured in your pictures.

  132. h

    July 20, 2010 at 5:43 am

    the first picture is brilliant!!

  133. Sina

    July 20, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I'm speechless… Absolutely wonderful pictures!

  134. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 20, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I love the canotier:from Maurice Chevalier until today.I wear it in the summer.
    Beautiful pictures!

  135. Francesca

    July 20, 2010 at 8:21 am


  136. Skyla

    July 20, 2010 at 8:32 am

    oh wow, this makes me miss new york terribly. these photos are just the epitome of fun and style. the black and white really adds something too

  137. Mr. Gnome

    July 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I have always enjoyed your pictures from the Governors Island party :)

    Oooh that is ray chu!! I have been a huge fan of him ever since he was photographed last summer at the same party

  138. Anonymous

    July 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I just enjoyed viewing these so much.

  139. tash

    July 20, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Oh how amazing!! I absolutely LOVE these!! Thank you so much for sharing your talented eye with us

  140. collegegirl93

    July 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I love this blog, the layout is beautiful and the style is different to alot of blogs I've seen. I've put you on my Blogroll so everybody can see you on my links, I would really love if you could do the same :) xx

  141. 82Brute

    July 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Are you kidding me? The shot of the couple dancing actually gave me the same thrilling feeling you get in your stomach when flying down a hill on a bike with no hands. I want a print of this. It looks almost like the type of shot that would take hours and teams of experts to stage, but then there are these lovely imperfection–his off-kilter bow tie, the sweat coming through his shirt, the scrape on her knee. But look at his feet!! You caught him at a weightless moment. Is he on his way up or down? Who cares. It's brilliant!!

  142. Simone

    July 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    the pictures are stunning!
    all those people look so happy and joyfull

  143. Pam

    July 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    If you missed it this weekend, it's happening again on the weekend of August 28/29. Definitely worth the trip – it was so much fun! I'm sad I'll be away that weekend and can't go again. And no, I don't work for them. I just had such a great time, I encourage people to go take advantage.


    July 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Love these photos! Love your blog! Thanks for bringing us daily inspiration like this. xo

  145. Aattlee

    July 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    These pictures look like they could be from a different time. Very clever decision to put the majority of them up in black and white…I was always surprised to see the colored shot, had to remind myself that these photos are modern! :)

  146. Thinman

    July 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    True style, I love all these photos

  147. Liz S

    July 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Again I echo what I posted in the above photos–all of them are gorgeous.
    The movement in the first photo is infectious–ohh, those legs!
    Smoking is so wrong so I hate to admit the 2nd photo is superb with that cigarette.
    The hat and dress on that lady sit so perfectly on her and she is dancing with that laugh. I love the suit and tie in the last photo–double breasted is underrated these days–and this one fits so flatteringly.
    Thanks Sart–your photos allowed me a little bit of real fantasy this morning.

  148. The Edgy Times

    July 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful & cheerful pictures! A little nostalgia of eventful New York…

  149. Jules

    July 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    these photos evoke such an essence of candid sprightliness that it is hard to not wish I was right there alongside these not only devastastingly well-dressed but gorgeous people! Youve done it again, Scott! :)

  150. Carpe Diem

    July 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    The ambiance of The Great Gatsby …at its best.

  151. SCW

    July 21, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I love that these photos could have easily taken place 50 years ago. Timeless, ageless… breathtaking

    check out our fashion and lifestyle blog The Mint's Tint

  152. Isabelle Lafleche

    July 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

    They are all absolutely fabulous!

  153. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

    All white outift with shorts, cap, and spectator shoes is just perfect. Great photo.

    Gary Grant at the end is also very fine. Is there anything more beautiful on a man in the summer than a suit like this?

  154. Custom Essay

    July 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I really do love the third and the fourth pics. Great job!

  155. Santa♥

    July 21, 2010 at 9:25 am


  156. Anne Jaku

    July 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    God, I REALLY REALLY love these pictures and the look of these people.
    Bravo ! (and thank you for sharing them)

  157. Anne Marie

    July 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

    did you take these photos? incredible! especially the smoking one – it's hot!

  158. Alannah

    July 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    these pictures are great! the one of the two dancing is brilliant and the one of the guy smoking below that looks so cool.

  159. Laurent

    July 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Its my Grandfather and Father! Inspirational. Some comments consistently include desire to come to N.Y. to experience that which is seen in this site. Even in NY it is rare to see. Create it where you live! (the grass is always greener….) Spread the joy, beautify your world!

  160. Benoît

    July 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    The reincarnation of Maurice Chevalier

  161. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    These photos are SO beautiful! Esp of the young man in shorts/ white boater dancing with the young lady in the floaty white dress. You can almost FEEL the fun they're having!

  162. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I am kind of in love with all of the black and white photos, especially the first one! :)

  163. S.

    July 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Love the black and white ones. So elegant and classy.

  164. Becky.18.England

    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Some things just deserve to be shot in black and white.
    Totally beautiful and classic.

  165. Daeja Porte

    July 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    love that pic with the guy smoking! So simple, but chic!

  166. Kindred

    July 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Ohh! I get it now! This is pure hauteness lol!

  167. Sarah

    July 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    oh, love the dancers. So joyful and young and timeless. Thanks for sharing.

  168. Kali Venable

    July 22, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Such an amazing collection of pictures :)

  169. Nina

    July 22, 2010 at 7:19 am

    yes, like most people have said makes me want to go to New York.. NOW

  170. Anonymous

    July 22, 2010 at 8:57 am

    very nice…a real flashback…

  171. Anonymous

    July 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to find out where the woman in the third photo got her amazing dress! Does anyone have info?

  172. christie

    July 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    yes, yes, and YES!

  173. Marie

    July 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I feel like I'm looking at a storyboard of The Great Gatsby. Gorgeous photographs.

  174. Colette

    July 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    This jazz section optimizes New York for me. I don't really notice the clothes but notice the peoples smiles and body language. New yorkers are the most vibrant lovely creatures I have ever met.

    Beautiful mix of people.

  175. BoyRed

    July 23, 2010 at 4:48 am

    This looks like a scene from a film -or someone's (jazz age!)video diary. makes me envious of such a day and such style. thank you for sharing

  176. MSK

    July 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

    FABULOUS!!! Reminds me that there is still a group within our generation that longs for the times of elegance and class…
    2 thumbs up!

  177. Jodie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

    this is just AMAZING on so many levels..

  178. Michael

    July 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Fact: Seersucker shorts are awesome.

    Though I don't know if I like the monocolored outfit of the man in the first photo. (Maybe it's not all white, just in B&W)

  179. Vicki

    July 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Love the outfit. Reminds me of The Great Gatsby!

  180. Carey Linsley

    July 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    To find more of this kind of thing, come out to the Dunsmuir Estate in Oakland, CA on Sunday Septemeber 12, 2010 to the Art Deco Society of Northern California's Gatsby Summer Afternoon. Step back in time to the 1920s and 1930s to mingle and picnic with over five hundred folks all in vintage or vintage-inspired garb, with their vintage picnics, admiring the many antique automobiles, whilst listening and dancing to the tunes of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. An annual tradition for over 25 years.

  181. emandstuff

    July 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I can't stop thinking about how fun these pictures are. Love them!

  182. Josh

    July 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Aside from the fact that I love the fashion and style of the people in all the pictures you take, I just have to say that you take wonderful pictures in general, capturing beautiful moments, I always look forward to seeing what's new on here… you're totally awesome :)

  183. teddy

    July 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    it gives a nice nostalgic sensation from old movies. i loved the black and white composition.

  184. wild swans

    July 26, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Look at that boy shaking his thing.

    His freedom of movement is elevating! Glorious.

  185. Helen

    July 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The man in the second photo….phew he is sizzling HOT.

  186. esther

    July 26, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    these have to be the best four pictures in a row EVER.

  187. Kara

    July 27, 2010 at 3:24 am

    I want one of those hats soo badly!

  188. red

    July 27, 2010 at 7:12 am

    absolutely ADORE this set! So sad I wasn't there!

  189. La petite Lou'lou

    July 28, 2010 at 5:05 am

    lovely! stunning!

  190. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

    is that ray chu with the cigarette?

  191. The Hype Around...

    July 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I am enamored of all these photos. I love the dandy of it all, especially this fellow in the white double breasted suit.

  192. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    i really love these pictures. Do things like this happen in the UK? does anyone know?

  193. Jamie Saunders

    July 29, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Love the black and white..brings the feeling for 50s…

    Swimwear Australia

  194. roger cheng

    July 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    i need to tell ray to stop smoking.

  195. run4_cover

    July 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    the girl with the white hat is beautiful, sorta looks like Gwyneth Paltrow

  196. high heels girl

    August 1, 2010 at 7:50 am


  197. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    the first is amazing!!! i see LIVE

  198. Anonymous

    August 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Yay, J.Crew '07! [Dress in third pic, which I own in black.] Mucho love for that Fall collection, and the next.


    August 13, 2010 at 12:59 am

    these are amazing pix!

  200. lilmssmartypants

    August 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    cute asian dude. I like his outfit.

  201. Anonymous

    August 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    The man in the last picture looks exactly how I imagined Jay Gatsby

  202. Anonymous

    August 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful series. I love the first two photos the most. The first one just makes me want to dream. These sort of parties need to hit up my quiet suburb!

  203. Christina Simon

    January 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    stunning photos!

  204. Nikki Seymour

    February 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

    very dapper and classic cool

  205. jackie

    March 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    :) this made me smileeee and crave summer

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