Mad Men, fashion as main characterBy ungureanu_alexandra(January 30, 2012 @ 07:44:00)
After "Sex and the City" and Gossip Girl, Mad Men plays the trends.
Fitted silhouette well marked, thwarted busts, typed and styled hair, arms gloved to the elbow... all details plot to create the specific signature of the ’60s.
Who is Mad Men?
With 12 Emmy nominations and two awards (for best screenplay and best drama series), plus a Golden Globe, the show Mad Men presents the competitive life of women and men on Madison Avenue. The action takes place in the 60s in New York, in an advertising agency and teaches you some lessons about adultery, racism, the role of women and men in society, competition, truth or lie.
Seductive 60s fashion
Man Men is a veritable parade of 60s formal outfits were femininity and elegance were the order of the day. Many top fashion designers like Peter Som, Michael Kors and Donatella Versace have recognized that "Mad Men" has served as inspiration in their creative process. Mad Men has three central female characters, Betty, Peggy and Joan, three women who have succeeded through their roles to start a true global fashion mania. Everyone wants to dress like Mad Men women!
Joan Holloway - Joan Holloway the voluptuous secretary played by Christina Hendricks is the fashonist’s favorite. She is successfully representing the quintessential of ’60s femininity with porcelain white skin, mermaid silhouette, fitting dress with high waist, coral lips and hair trimmed in red light shade. "Joan is more stylish and more careful than I could ever be. Are more romantic, but I learned a lot from Joan character and our dresser about everything about the way clothes are made for certain forms. Joan still dress better than me", Christina Hendricks said in an interview for Parade magazine.
Betty Draper - January Jones gives life to Betty Draper character, Don Draper’s wife. Her dresses, especially the character style shows finesse reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s outfits - from cocktail dresses to evening gowns, with matching white gloves and red lipstick.
Peggy Olson - Played by Elisabeth Moss, Peggy is a buttoned-up, Brooklyn-born-and-bred 20-year-old Catholic secretary in season one. She begins with a "schoolgirl" style and as she evolves, we see her move into more streamlined silhouettes, though she stays prim, proper, and preppy.
Male fashion - Male costumes are carefully accessorized and in Mad Men’s world men are handling perfect the aesthetic sense looking like true gentleman. You will see many slim fit shirts, slim ties, tie pins and pocket handkerchiefs... all matched with great art.
So what do you think about Mad Men? I know I’m mad about it. :)
How To Create A ’60s Look
01) For day wear sleeveless mini trapeze dresses or kimono style sleeves combined with colored tights with knee high boots.
02) Choose graphic prints and stripes. If you want to wear a black dress go with golden and leopard prints matching accessories
03) Colors: strong colors, graphics, golden yellow, red, blue, turquoise, black and white combined with delicate pastels reminiscent of sweet Audrey Hepburn.
04) Coat, short to mid-thigh or longer, up to the knees, with prints or unite, with the defining elements like: round collar, sleeves and empire waist three quarters or double row of buttons or form "cocoon" like in Balenciaga collection.
05) Evening dresses are either mini, have empire waist and are accessorized with long gloves, or tailored to the body and reaching down to the knees, barely sketched-neck in neck and high collar, matching with bolerouri.
06) For make-up choose a blush and matte lipstick in shades of beige-pink, and outline your eyes with eyeliner shapes and layers of mascara.
Image credit : www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men
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