With anticipation for the film version of The Great Gatsby reaching a fever pitch, fashion people are talking about the movies even more than usual. Miuccia Prada personally oversaw the gorgeous 1920s-era wardrobing for the film, and based on the trailers, it’s indeed full of deco gorgeousness the likes of which hasn’t been seen since…well, since the Gatsby era. If it were up to us (and if we had received an invitation), we’d certainly be taking something sparkly and Leiber-esque to the premiere, but for a more casual film fete, we think the Charlotte Olympia Movie Night Shoulder Bag would make the perfect companion.

Olympia’s known for her sense of humor when it comes to purses and accessories, and her clutches in particular never fail to make us smile. We’re clearly not the only ones – often, her kitschiest designs are the ones that disappear from store shelves and online retailers most quickly. Fashion can be a very self-serious business, and having Charlotte Olympia around is a great reminder that for our clothing dollars, we should sometimes expect fun, in addition to luxury and quality.

Now the only question is, where to take this silly little bag? I’d choose the new Star Trek movie – I hate sci-fi, but my love for Chris Pine transcends all that.

Buy through Net-a-Porter for $495.

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  • Sandra

    I would never spend $495.00 for this bag…. I guess if money were no object and you could purchase anything you want anytime, and you happened to be going to movies and wanted to be silly…. I want timeless beautiful pieces for my money.

    • EmJay

      I agree. It’s cute but you could make this if you wanted to for far less than $500.

  • Karin bag4bag

    I’d go see the new 3D version of Jurassic Park with this bag ! It’s a fun bag and what’s that quote from the movie, ‘spared no expense’ !

  • AnRic

    i tought it was much more expansive, like the book cover bags. honestly, i’d play that price, it’s fair

  • Imgoingbroke

    Didn’t LuLu Guinness do this type of novelty bag 15 – 20 years ago? Move on, Charlotte Olympia.