Tiffany Hosts Screening of “The Great Gatsby”

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Tiffany & Co. hosted an invite-only 1920′s Jazz Age-themed party and movie screening on Wednesday, May 15, at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The party was ‘intimate’ with over 100 guests sipping Gatsby-inspired cocktails – like The Daisy and Red Berry Mint Julep – and enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres including griddled buckwheat blini with American sturgeon caviar, prepared by Blue Plate. During the cocktail party jazz music was ablaze while models graced the room adorned in Tiffany jewels that appear in The Great Gatsby. The standout pieces included The Savoy, a diamond and freshwater cultured pearl headpiece with detachable brooch, and a brilliant necklace featuring a staggering 49.59 carat emerald-cut aquamarine…the Roaring ’20s.

Before heading into the theater for the exclusive screening of The Great Gatsby, guests were treated to boxes of truffle salted and caramel drizzle popcorn. A departing bonus – attendees received a personal photo (taken upon arrival) in a blue Tiffany & Co. frame along with a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. These ladies know how to throw a party – Gatsby style.

Bob Carl Photographs


About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.