When Mad Men first appeared on our TV screens viewers were hooked instantly. It depicted many parts of American society and culture during 1960’s New York, such as cigarette smoking, drinking, sexism, feminism, adultery and racism to name but a few – plenty of drama then!
The show was based around the powerful lead character Don Draper Creative Director at advertising agency Sterling, Cooper & Partners and his life in and out of the office. The plots focused on the business of the agencies as well as on the personal lives of the characters and how the mood of 60’s America affected everyone both socially and politically.
Women loved watching the show, not only for the ruthless plots and compelling story lines; they loved the glamour, the fashions, the make-up, the perfectly groomed hairdos, the nipped in waists, the pointy stilettos, the femininity. The show prompted many women to copy the style of the lead characters Betty, Peggy and Joanie, to the point that costume designer Janie Bryant even brought out a book titled, The Fashion File which depicted ways to copy the definitive looks of the era.
Martin and the team have the look down to a fine art – take a look at this magnificent make-over that made Kat and Adrian’s day.
Thank you so much for an amazing Madmen experience, Don Draper Drapes, Betty Draper Boudoir fantastic day would recommend to all!!! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, fantastic make up artist, Martin and his team take beautiful photographs! Can’t wait to hang them in my living room!!!!! — with Adrian Risidore.