Classics and Mod Fashion with Mad Men

/ Friday, September 19, 2014 /

Mad Men: A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper -

Mad Men is a fantastic TV series. The second half of their final season (S7) is scheduled to air in early 2015 and I'm not quite ready to bid adieu to it! (Who ever can?) I'm not very familiar with fashion over the decades, but Mad Men did a great job in introducing the glorious style of the 50's and 60's to the audiences. In addition, I was also able to see how the advertising world was like back then, and observe how much has changed.

Speaking of glorious style, the cast always looked very put-together. The men had their hair slicked back. Their suits were sharp, and their shoes were polished. They were also spotted with their favourite "accessories" - A cigarette in one hand and a glass of Whiskey in another.

"Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?"

The women looked to Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe for style inspiration. With their coats, gloves and hats, the ladies of Mad Men seemed to owned shift dresses in every imaginable colour and material.


Betty Draper of Mad Men

I was attracted to Betty Draper's feminine style. Betty Draper is Don Draper's first wife. (Don Draper is the main character of the show.) She reminded me of Grace Kelly as she had luscious blond hair and she looked like the perfect wife.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014

I reckon she'd have a good time trying on every dress from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 Collection.

Megan Draper from Mad Men

Several seasons later, Megan Draper came into the picture and I was hooked. With her jet black eyeliner, short patterned dresses and disco boots, Megan Draper was the ultimate 60's girl. She was a bright, young and confident girl. Her hair was cut into a short black bob and she loved wearing bright colors and prints.

Emilio Pucci Spring 2007

As an aspiring actress, Megan Draper was daring in her outfit choices. I believe her wardrobe quite possibly consists of the entire Emilio Pucci Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

It's fascinating to see how fashion changes over the years and of course, there are some trends that never quite go away. Trends that become Classics, including Audrey Hepburn & the Little Black Dress, Brooke Shields & her Calvin Klein jeans and Brigitte Bardot donning Breton-striped tops.

Are you tempted to give your wardrobe a little update with some vintage-style dresses? It'd be refreshing to see someone donning a bright shift dress rather than the usual model off-duty look (White T-shirt, Ripped Jeans). I haven't had that much luck finding affordable and well-fitted vintage dresses here in Perth. Perhaps I haven't looked hard enough!


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