Friday, September 14, 2007

The feminine mystique in chiffon

Last night's episode of Mad Men was stunning. I really can't recommend the show more highly. I've been hooked on it since the first episode, but I've thought that the last few episodes have been hit and miss. I'm obsessed with the women's dresses on the show, and last night's foray into fashion and modeling was a real treat. There's a costume design page on the show's site, but the designer talks mostly about the secretaries' clothes, not Betty's. I literally gasped at the pink and black dress that Betty wore to the modeling agency, and the blush-colored Grace Kelly dress she wears later on was amazing. Those dresses were the set-ups for such a heartbreaking arc from hopeful self-delusion to hopeless self-delusion in the penultimate scene. And the last scene is great.
Blogger Ben on Sun Sep 16, 02:23:00 PM:
Can't believe HBO passed on it.