Mad style: ‘The Doorway’

It’s a new season of Mad Men which means a new set of Tom and Lorenzo posts on the series’ costume design and fashion choices. If you don’t believe costume design is a critical cinematic influence, read these posts, you’ll be a believer. I especially liked a reference to Sally’s first appearance on season six:

It’s notable how much Sally stands apart. Betty and Mama Francis are tied together; Betty and Sandy are tied together; but Sally, in her brilliant blue dress and simple hair (the simplest female hair in the scene, if not the entire show, signaling the adoption of more relaxed hairstyles for young girls in the post-hippy period), she’s a bolt of sarcasm cutting the room in half.