The prohibition laws of the 1920s gave rise to a wave of illegal clubs, which later became known as speakeasies. It was a time of decadence and of razzmatazz, which is why we’ve taken the era as the inspiration behind this year’s Speakeasy Ball Christmas parties at Aintree Racecourse.
To really get into the spirit of the speakeasy you’ll need to immerse yourself in the world of the 1920s, and what better way than with one of these classic films?
THE GREAT GATSBY (2013)
Starring Leonardo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby, this is an epic romantic blockbuster. It’s the perfect choice to explore some 1920s fashion choices, so if you’re wondering what you might wear to the Speakeasy Ball this is the movie for you! Think fringe dresses, mary jane pumps and glitzy extras.
BUGSY MALONE (1976)
Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev and a very young Jodie Foster this British musical gangster film explores the criminal world of Prohibition; it’s based on the exploits of real-life gangsters Al Capone and Bugs Moran. If you’re planning a pinstripe suit for this year’s Christmas party this is the film to watch for a little inspiration.
The popular musical was made into a Hollywood blockbuster in 2002, picking up numerous awards for its star-studded cast. Featuring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Queen Latifah, Chicago is the perfect watch if you’re looking for some extraordinary style tips for this year’s Speakeasy Ball.
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