Monday, March 26, 2012

Zou Bisou Bisou

If you watched Mad Men's Season Five Premiere, you know exactly what I'm talking about.  After 17 long months, fans of the uber popular drama were reintroduced to Don and the shenanigans of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.  The AMC original curbed our craving for 1960s nostalgia with a two hour episode, but I was just glad to see the characters instead of writing about their products.

Banana Republic has a Mad Men themed clothing line, and Estee Lauder's latest pretty powder packaging is reminiscent of a 1960s design.  Even had an article critiquing the show's use of the word pantyhose-apparently, until the 1970s, it was only proper to call them stockings.

No teasers, trailers, or previews could be found on Youtube before the big day.  But, according to the show's creator that's just part of the charm.  Unlike the short-lived Playboy Club and Panam, the show understands there's more to the the 60s than mod dresses and vintage tunes.

Much of the fascination of Mad Men lies in the sub-text and there desire to accurately portray the time period.  It prides itself on being authentic.  But do you think they got it right?  
Here's a few original pictures from New York in the 1960s:

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