It wouldn’t be too inaccurate a statement to say that I pretty much adore everything about this show. Apart from providing a fascinating insight into the world during the 1960s, Mad Men delivers consistently interesting plots played out by a fine cast of actors.
The visual authenticity of the show is achieved through a combination of impeccable costuming and set designs which are styled to absolute perfection. Everything looks right, and when scenes come to life with the presence of the actors, everything feels right.
I heard about this beautiful Vanity Fair editorial (The Ultimate Mad Men Summer-Break Album) some time ago, but only recently managed to find it within the September 2009 issue. The photographs are quite simply stunning! Despite the madness that seems to be Annie Leibovitz’s life, I absolutely adore her photography.
The photographs accompany a great article about the show’s creator Matthew Weiner, and the casting of Jon Hamm and January Jones as Don and Betty Draper.
If I was forced to choose a favourite character, it would be an easy answer for me – Don Draper would be the winner of such a contest. I love him for so many reasons, but perhaps this could best be said as, ‘I love him for the man that he almost is’.
Anyway, I just felt the need to share these beautiful images. Perhaps you’re a fan of the show yourself, or perhaps you adore finely styled photography… either way, I hope you enjoy!
PS. I’m laying much blame at the feet of Mad Men for my recent re-discovery and love of all things that are ‘the dress’…a happy curse to be burdened with indeed…