As mentioned in prior posts about AMC's drama, Mad Men, one of the things I find most fascinating about the show is the vigilantly replicated period detail. Everything from the size of the apples to the types of office equipment to the tilt of their Mid-Century hats have been meticulously studied, researched, and replicated by their set and costume designers.
Prior Mad Men posts...
With respect to fashion, costume designer Janie Bryant nails it with not only accurate designs, but in my opinion, fabulous ones....Perhaps as a reflection of the social and political shifting tides of the decade, 60's fashion was all about breaking the traditional rules of the prim and proper 50's. 60's "Mod" design was all about psychedelic prints, outrageous colorful graphic patterns, mis-matched plaids and stripes. It was about bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, shift dresses, paisley, batik, and tie-die prints, pill-box hats, polyester and PVC fabrics. While we often look back laughing at this style, it was rather ground-breaking and fashion-forward for their time.
|Megan looks a bit 'Addams Family' with this do, but a sign of the times...|
|LOVE this fun, colorful, graphic print on Megan...|
Doesn't this just scream "beach-cocktail-please-I-am-on-vacation!"
|LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Megan's salmon colored metallic jacquard Deco dress...|
current designers PLEASE take notice!!
|The creepy 'other' couple...but LOVE the sheer w/dot metallic embellishment dress...|
|How charming...a heart-to-heart b/w wife and mistress...|
|Love the little 'mini-mock' turtleneck...|
|Typical conservative 60's look: scarf/houndstooth combo...|
|The standout here? Peggy's savvy striped ensemble...|
|So 60's chic....the bold, citrus-y lemon and lime colors AND print...|
|Again, the ruffle/bow/scarf detail...nod to 60's Burberry perhaps?|
|Both Joan's jeweled toned dress and her friend's pepto-pink colored frock were common for the 60's...|
|The office-appropriate bow/scarf-topped blouse...|
and note the fab pair of bright orange chairs!
|How about this CAR!? These fellows are up to some trouble, no doubt...|
|Nothing screams 60's more than chartreuse Shantung!|
|Hilarious, loving Harry Crane in this sunny yellow (although ill-fitting?) jacket paired with the oh-so-bright white pants!|
|Love the turquoise color and ruffle trim...|
|Oh so professional, the ruffle blouse!|