Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mad Men in Melbourne

The Peggy Skirt , inspired by the character Peggy from the show Mad Men, has been by far the most popular post on my blog so far and I have had such great feed back from many people - so thank you! I would like to give a special shout out to Sunny who sent me a brilliant email today with a picture of her two beautiful girls dressed up in their Peggy skirts on their way to church! So awesome, thanks Sunny! If anyone else has made a Peggy skirt I would love to see it! roslynruss{at}gmail{dot}com.

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.

                                                      Source: via Roslyn on Pinterest

See what I mean by the hair?
And then we come to my husband's favourite - Joan. I expected her clothes to be bigger given that they style her to be very va-va-voom in the program, but no, she seems to be the pretty standard small Hollywood size.

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?


  1. I'm with you, I'm a Peggy-girl. Thanks for the review - prob won't get to see it in person so was great to see some of the pics.

  2. ooooohhhh, thanks for sharing! I'm in love with all of their outfits. I think Jane Sterling's outfits were my favorite, when she was still a lowly secretary. I did love Joan's green dress she wore when she was "leaving the firm" in the third season. Too bad it got covered in blood.

  3. Holy Crap---I've never seen the show but lOVE lOVE the clothes. Seriously such great looks. I would totally wear all those pieces. Thanks for sharing. Now I'll have to check out the show.

  4. Lovin' your outfit! You look so gorgeous yet comfy. Your style Melbourne hairis so cool xoxo

  5. Hi Roslyn,
    I like what you say about Peggy Skirt.

    Awolad .

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