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.

8 thoughts on “Mad Men in Melbourne

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment We had an absolutely lovely afternoon with you, the food was gorgeous, both in taste and appearance, and I'd certainly wolf kostüm
    love to visit again – I've heard nothing but good things about Melba! Will be back to indulge my tastebuds again soon

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