Mad Men: The clothes make the show - Macleans.cawww.macleans.ca
The final run of Mad Men episodes begins on April 5 and, as usual with the spoiler-averse show, we know nothing about what’s going to happen to the characters. But we have the clothes, and that may be enough: The production company released pictures of characters in early 1970s fashions such as miniskirts, bare midriffs and bell bottoms. Looking at them, we can sense which characters have changed in the 10 years the show has covered. It may be appropriate that Mad Men’s costume designer, Janie Bryant, had her work showcased in March in an exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image: Few shows have made it clearer how much storytelling is done through the way people dress.