The Great Gatsby premiered this past weekend, and so in honor of all the glitz, glamour and oh-so fashionable wardrobes that came with it, we present our favorite vintage Crane & Co. ads from one of our favorite eras. We think Daisy and Jay would approve.
We like to think this is the kind of note Daisy would have written to her cousin, Nick, enticing him to return to New York for an evening (or evenings) of Champagne and boisterous banter into the wee hours.
In the 1920s, Earnest Calkins of the Calkins and Holden ad agency began to hire talented artists to create campaigns — a novel idea at the time — including illustrator Nat White, who from the 1940s-1960s created many of those artful campaigns for Crane.
In a happy ending, Fitzgerald would have offered this scene. Wedding invitations by Crane and JGD couples’ stationery by Crane, of course.