Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Fashions of 'Mad Men'

The Fashions of 'Mad Men'

Love the Fashions of the Women of AMC's hit TV show 'Mad Men'? As the show kicks off it's 3rd Season (1963!) I find myself even more enchanted by the lovely frocks worn by Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, Peggy Olson and of course, all of Don's women. ;)

The Fashions of the 1950s & 60s were glamorous, feminine, and charming works of art. Wearing them evokes a feminine beauty rarely captured in our modern day attire. Retailers often turn to fashions of a past era when designing their clothing lines, but sometimes the original is far more beautiful than any knock off. The detailed pleats, folds, and gathers are even more stunning in the originals and the fabrics far more delightful. Thankfully these gowns are still available for our enjoyment and available at our local thrift shops, vintage stores, and on Ebay and Etsy.

Over at my home decorating blog, 'In Pursuit of Glamour', I've posted some favorite 1950s dresses spotted over at Etsy.
Check out my post!

Betty Draper (January Jones)

Always beautiful, Betty looks fashionable and pulled together even in her darkest moments (that's Hollywood!).

Don Draper chit chats with his 'other women' past and present.

The 'other woman', Bobbi Barrett.

This gal's got obvious glamour. She's one bad cookie but oh, those earrings, that sophisticated hairstyle, and that dress! It's a good thing for the audience that Don is so bad, I guess, otherwise we'd miss a lot of great moments in 1960s fashion.
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1 comment:

  1. I've never seen any of this series but the costumes look great! I'll have to check it out :-)