WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday's "Great Gatsby"-themed ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts allowed men and women from 21 to 81 to opportunity to showcase their best Roaring '20s fashions for the modern day Great Recession.

The black-tie-optional event dress code was heeded. Men wore their finest tales, white coats and pinstriped pants while women donned whatever they could find that featured feathers.

The grand ballroom and mezzanine of the Renaissance Revival museum featured a swing band playing tunes for the duration of the evening. A well-rounded mix of swing, jazz, waltzes, tango and more allowed the attendees to showcase their dancing prowess.

With the upcoming Leo/Luhrmann "The Great Gatsby" due later this year, expect quite a few more 1920s themed soirees.

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