[Fashion in Mad Men]
The end is nigh. This Wednesday evening we know where we'll be, tuning in for the first episode of Mad Men's last ever series (sob). How will it go? Will it pick up where we left off in series six or will creator Matthew Weiner take us into the future, ten or twenty years from where we were last? Whatever happens, it has been fiercely kept under wraps. Which only makes us want to talk about it more.
[Fashion in Mad Men]
In frustration anticipation of the upcoming series, we've carefully selected the top fashion moments from the programme. EVER. From Joan's form-fitting pencil skirts to Betty Draper's full skirts, Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant has not only shaped what and how we wear clothes, but has kept us tuning in as much for the outfits as for Don's latest antics.
So crack out the Tanqueray gin, pull up a sofa and get comfortable for the last time next week. Sadly Don and co won't be around forever.
Joan Harris / Holloway's Office Style
No one does office chic like Joanie. From all of the pencil skirts and all of the dresses over the years it was hard to pick a favourite. But here she is, in her first ever appearance in series one episode one, giving Peggy Olsen a lesson in office politics (and style).
Betty Draper's Glorious Florals
Betty Draper has been through a plethora of looks. First there were her fitted-waisted, full-skirted dresses she wore a lot in series one, either when smoking with friend Francine or out on picnics with Don et famille. Then there were her 'nights out' looks, such as the racy get-up and pearls she sported in Rome. And finally we saw and loved her shorts and shirts: the only way to dress for the Mad Men heat. But we think she looks best in florals, hairbands and the odd sunhat. Sigh.
Peggy Olsen's Neck Ties
It took Peggy a while to hit her sartorial stride, but boy when she did she really hit the ground running. Plaids, neck ties, silk shirts and skirts soon became her go tos, perfect workwear inspiration in our minds...
Megan Draper's Mini Skirts
Perhaps one of the most unforgettable moments of Mad Men was Megan Draper's rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou for Don;s birthday. It will be remembered not only for the song but also for the dress, which, quite frankly couldn't get any shorter! The perfect reflection of the programme embracing the Swinging Sixties, Megan's daring made her look modern in the face of Betty Draper's more traditional primness.
Sally Draper's Hairbands
Between Sally Draper and Blair Waldorf, we've got enough hairband-spiration to last a lifetime. Here she is, in a classic black one, with Betty encouraging her to smoke. Sally Draper, we'll miss you.