Mad Men

Media: Mad Men

This 1960’s based drama follows the lives of ambitious Madison Avenue advertising agents.  Executive producer Matthew Weiner takes us back in time to relive what it was like during the 60’s.  The style, fashion, people, and city all come to life as if we delve into the past.  Don Drapper (Jon Hamm) stars as the creative director at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency, where his power and good looks intimidate both women and men.  This series is extremely entertaining with an impeccable group of actors, sets, and costume department.  

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Art: Vintage Advertisements

One of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency’s biggest clients is Lucky Strike.  I found these vintage ads for Luck Strike that are pretty neat!

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Playtex is another big client of the Agency. Here is the ad they actually used on the show!
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Design: 1960’s Interior Décor

Mad Men’s set decorator Amy Wells does a great job creating each set to look like we are back in the 60’s.  She picks each object, prop, and piece of furniture with great detail a careful eye.  Take a look at some of her work:

Don & Betty’s Bedroom

The Drapers’ Kitchen

The Drapers’ Living Room

The Office at Sterling Cooper

(All images from Woman's Day )

For a refined spin on the 1960’s style here are some pictures of a beautifully decorated retro home:


(All images of Retro Decor @ elledecor)

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Mad Men’s costume designer Janie Bryant dresses each female character in stylish, conservative, and elegant clothes.  Here are some great style pieces that will give you that classy 60’s look Bryant creates for the show.

(Phillip  Lim sweater and gloves by Phillip Lim, Miu Miu pumps, Mulberry bag, Lanvin necklace, and Chloe pleaded skirt)

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