Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's a Whole New Mad Men Fashion World

I first fell in love with Mad Men because of the fabulous early 60s fashions worn by Betty, Joan and Peggy.  So did the rest of the world.  I finally got to watch the Season 5 premiere yesterday and I'm in love again, this time with the bright, young fashions of 1966.  Watch out, Betty, there's a new girl in town!  Her name is Megan and she is set to take over our imaginations and become newest fashion inspiration for vintage fashionistas everywhere.

Here, Megan wears a black mini dress with sheer angel sleeves and a high neckline adorned with rhinestones.  She wore the dress with black fishnets and looked incredibly sexy as she sang "Zou Bisou" to Don.

And here is Megan's stand out ensemble worn to work.  Her simple bright orange shift is worn with a coordinating  coat in a bold and modern zig-zag print.

We'll see bold prints galore this season.  Jane Sterling looked perfect in this printed evening gown with long dangle earrings and big hairdo.

There was even a party attendee wearing what looked like Pucci.  Evidently, these women have $$$$$$!

 That orange and yellow checkered dress worn by Cynthia Cosgrove was actually bands of silk chiffon woven in and out to make the boldly patterned fabric.  Trudy Campbell's dress looks matronly in comparison, although her big hair was really well done.

 Peggy looked her usual awkward self.  She just doesn't care about clothes, although I really liked this navy dress she wore when presenting an ad campaign to clients.

The dress Peggy wore to Don's birthday party was 5 years out-of-date and could have been worn by Betty in Season 1 or 2.  But that's OK.  It's Peggy.
And then there is new mother Joan.  She looked jarringly out of fashion in this pink sheath she wore to visit the office.  She even wore little white gloves while pushing the baby's perambulator.  Joan's curvy figure is not compatible with the new younger styles and she knows it.  I think we'll continue to see her wear what suits her body, and her fashion choices will start to look out of place among the staff that works for her.

What was your favorite look from the show?