The Women of Mad Men
These are the women of Mad Men: Joan, Betty and Peggy. The way that the costumes are designed are pure genius. Not only are they intricately detailed and beautifully designed, but they also give insight into each character. What each character wears reflects who they are.
Betty, in white, is the decorative trophy wife. She is stylish and completely put together. But at the same time, she is the embodiment of the 50s housewife. The silhouette of her dress calls back to the nipped in waist and full skirt of the 1950s instead of looking forwards to the sleeker 1960s. Her looks are pure Grace Kelly, the epitome of beauty in the 1950s. Betty's look reflects the fact that her role as housewife is looking to the past of the serene housewife and not the future of the more modern woman of the 1960s. In the middle we have Peggy, the ambitious career girl. She's wearing an eye-catching, modern print, symbolizing her status as a modern woman. The cut of her dress screams 1960s, showing that she is more in tune with the times than Betty. Joan, on the right, is wearing a dress in a bold and sensuous color that accentuates her curvaceous figure, while the vibrant color reflects her vivacious personality.
In closing, here is a parting image of Betty once again looking spectacular, but at the same time very 1950s housewife (notice the pearls?). Mostly I'm just including this because I think it is a stunning shot.
What do you think? Do you watch Mad Men? Whose style is your favorite? Do you think that the clothes you wear say something about you?
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