To get some more Swinging Sixties inspiration earlier in the week I went over to Chadstone Shopping Centre here in Melbourne which is currently hosting an exhibition of costumes from the hit show. Apparently it's a world first, so I thought I'd share it with you.
I know most people love Betty & Joan's outfits, but Peggy is still my favourite. I love the structure of the outfits she wears and I think if I lived and worked during the 60s, I would have worn similar things. These are the outfits on display for the character of Peggy:
Some of the photos didn't come out as well as I'd liked due to the protective perspex around the display, but I did my best! I love the orange and cream outfit, but I must say my overall Peggy favourite is this one:
Such a stunning design and great shape.The black and white check is great - perfect for Derby Day I think! (Derby Day here in Melbourne is a race day where the traditional fashion for ladies is black and white)
The character of Betty...hmmm. I certainly don't take mothering tips from her but gee she scrubs up well! Here is what was on display for her character:
Love them both. There was also a formal blue dress but I didn't get any pics of that. I remember the episode where she and Don went to Rome and she wore the black dress - the dress wasn't that amazing in real life but I remember she had an incredible hair do and it was very striking on TV.
See what I mean by the hair?
Sorry for the bad photo of the pink outfit - I was trying to get the props behind it in the photo as well because I thought they looked pretty cool!
And finally one for the boys. My least favourite character - although I warmed to him a little in Season 4 - Pete. I have always detested his blue suits. But it wasn't so bad in real life!
So there you have it. If you are a fan of the show and this exhibition travels to a place near you, I recommend it! If not, I hope you have enjoyed this post while we all wait patiently for Season 5! Do you have a favourite character or outfit from Mad Men?