Saturday, August 14, 2010

Your own Mad Men momento?

Now that Sterling Cooper has morphed into SCDP and the heart of the show had moved to groovy new digs, the producers of Mad Men are auctioning off a bunch of the items from the old SC set to raise money for cancer charity City of Hope. What a nifty idea.
Also on offer is three outfits from the show, including this stunning turquoise evening gown that Betty Draper wore in Season 2. Not sure if this is a genuine vintage dress or whether Janie Bryant whipped this one up herself, but it'd sure be fun to own a piece of Mad Men.

The other two pieces on offer are this gorgeous brocade cocktail frock as worn by Bobbie Barrett in Season 2 and this green wiggle dress (sans faux blood) as worn by Joan in Series 3. I just had to include the picture with the Dr Pepper vending machine too, because it is AWESOME.

Along with my mates Sonia, Michael, Emma and Cath, we've established a little Mad Men collective and we are getting together every few weeks to gorge on Season 4. The first couple of episodes of the new season left nothing to be desired in either plot, performance or design. I can't wait for our next meeting.


MC said...

Both Betty's turquoise gown and Joan's green dress were made in multiples by Janie Bryant. They had to have several of each, since Betty upchucked on the turquoise gown (Remember that? After Jimmy Barrett told her Don was sleeping with his wife?), and of course poor Joanie's dress got all bloody.

Not sure if Bobbie's dress is vintage or another Janie Bryant original. I'd love to have any of those dresses, but especially Joan's. Too bad they're so expensive!

Louise said...

Ah yes. I did remember that Betty was wearing that dress when she found out about Don's affair with Bobbie, but I'd forgotten about the throwing up scene in the car.
And I can't believe Joan's dress is already up to $700! There must be some flush Joan fans out there desperate to get their hands on it, although if they hold onto it, I'm sure it'll be a good investment.

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