LIFESTYLE | 07/04/2015 | TAJINDER HAYER
MAD MEN @ THE SMITHSONIAN
If ABC’s TV drama series Mad Men has a lasting legacy, it would undeniably be on men’s fashion. The show has been credited with heralding a return to dapper dressing. Set in the 1960s, men wore hats and tie clips; shiny black suits and mixed printed shirts with checked suits. The show may be on the way out, but the style will live on, at The Smithsonian Museum.
Highlights of the collection include the iconic trademark grey suit and fedora worn by Don Draper, as well as props, sketches and scripts from the show. The exhibition features everything from Lucky Strike cigarette cartons, liquor bottles and shaving kits and toothbrushes that were either relics from the Sixties or created for use in the show. Producers have always been celebrated for the research that has been done to best showcase a realistic impression of the era, and this exhibition celebrates all of that work.
Find out more about the exhibition at The Smithsonian Museum and watch the start of the final season of Mad Men on Sky Atlantic from 9th April 2015.
Images courtesy of Mail Online.