Huffington Post Stylist Home article/video provides the viewer with a behind the scenes tour of the Mad Men set with creator Matthew Weiner...
"Behind the Scenes Tour of Mad Men Set (video)"
Below, link to a WSJ article about the Season 5 premiere infamous Megan serenade to Don Draper...
The following article illustrates the extent to which the show creators have achieved this authenticity through the littlest details.
"Revealed: The incredible attention to detail on TV's most stylish period drama Mad Men Read more: http://www.dailymail.cRevealed-The-incredible-attention-TVs-stylish-period-drama-Mad-Men"
NPR article discusses how the show decorator Amy Wells is on a constant "scavenger hunt" to find prop pieces needed for the set....
Some pictures (in no particular order) from seasons 3, 4 and 5, obtained from the AMC Mad Men Blog are attached below....
|Megan serenading Don Draper at his surprise 40th birthday party with her Zou Bisou Bisou performance...love her fun black dress with the sheer sleeves!|
|Loved this beautiful brocade dress with rhinestone and pearl trim...nevermind that Betty is fully preggo and drinking and smoking to boot!|
|Quintessential Joan pose, and loved the 1960's glassware and bar cart in background|
|Betty is ready for romance in this colorful floral frock...|
|Here is my fav color-of-the-moment (see prior blog post) grass green...such a beautiful color for Joan with her red hair and fair skin!|
|Typical buttoned-up Peggy thoroughly prepared and ready for her meeting...often she is donning a fitted top with full skirt silhouette|
|One of my fav dresses for Betty....very modern for her time with fringed skirt and plunging neckline...so glamorous in Rome!|
|Betty and Don Draper in Rome...|
|only in Rome are men so forward to hit on a woman while at dinner with her date!|
|But of course, Don just sits back and takes it all in...|
|Love the ice blue quilted coat with white fur collar|
|creepy Henry attempting chivalry|
|Typical 60's office decor: clean-lined burnt orange sofa, neutral backdrop with chinoiserie screen (timeless)|
|Season 5 Premiere: as they are inching toward the 70's the color palette in fashion is getting brighter, bolder...love the strong graphic patterns and colors|
|Roger admiring Joan (and unbeknownst to him, HIS) baby for the first time...of course, while smoking!|
|Season 5 (future? episode)....love Megan's glamorous earrings and bold, mod-print dress|
|Season 5 Premiere: Roger and (relatively) new smirky-wife Jane in bold graphic print (Pucci-esque?) dress|
|Funny how these fashion motifs come and go....recall recent ruffle trend?|
|Love Betty's beautiful lace maternity dress for Derby party...|
|Don Draper's love interest in prior season, Bethany...beautiful strapless dress with fringe feather-like detail|
|This quintessential restaurant martini soaked 'business' meeting scene throughout the show...loved the dark, old-school-steak-house decor, banquette seating, so typical of a corporate dinner (both then and now!)|
|Loved this shot of Don: perplexed, pensively admiring/wondering about the art he just purchased|
|From season 4, Faye, advertising consultant who of course ultimately has romantic relations with Don...love the bold graphic black and white pattern...|
|Megan, newest love interest of Don Draper, the secretary-turned-impromptu-wife as of the finale of season 4...|
|Trudy Campbell stylish as always in this beautiful vintage salmon/coral pink (linen and silk?) dress with beaded trim|
|Favorite dress on this show (perhaps)...Trudy Campbell's emerald green taffeta dress with beaded (t-shirt style) top in blues, pinks, golds....as Lane Pryce would say, "smashing!"|
|Loved Bethany's black halter dress while on sushi date with Don...|
|Roger Sterling in their new season 4 office, modern, sleek, late 60's furniture...very modern for this time|
|Wanted to include this shot of Don Draper stepping out of his convertible, for my vintage-car-collecting father-in-law, Dick....enjoy!|
|Anna Draper and niece Stephanie, showcasing the bohemian/peasant/pre-hippie styles of this time|
|Love the mint green kitchen and bright yellow rotary phone - hello 60's!|
|Betty in therapist office.....note the jarring color combos reminiscent of the 60's....bright orange couch and chartreuse green pillows with graphic curtains|
|I remember this episode where Sally is going to her therapist for the first time....with her nanny of course!|
|Sweet adorable Sally in a vintage (Lilly Pulitzer-esque) dress|
|Who didn't love the quirky, cranky, lovable Miss Blankenship....perhaps the only one of Don's secretaries to NOT have a romantic relationship in the office?|
|I imagine this office decor to be typical of the 60's...again, clean-lined furniture, bold colors with neutral backdrop, mod artwork|
|Don Draper, taking a swim... (he exercises? who knew?)|
|Don checking out a skirt-clad mom (certainly not a modern-day show) walking by with her retro bassinet...|
|Ok, Ok! Can you tell I am mildly obsessed with Don Draper?|
|Typical shot of Don outside office building...|
|Quintessential hat and hairstyle on Peggy|
|Fun and adorable floral strapless dress with yellow hat for derby party!|
|Interesting to see the variety of styles...ladylike Joan, prim and proper Peggy, business savy Faye|