Sadly, Sunday marked the beginning of the end for AMC’s Mad Men. Undoubtedly many of you are sharing our pain of having to say goodbye to some of the most compelling characters of modern television and, of course, the incredible period costumes. We watched the styles of Peggy Olson, Joan Holloway, Megan Draper and Betty Francis evolve from the conservative fashions of the early 1960s to the more liberated flair that emerged later in the decade. This season, which begins in 1970, is sure to have many memorable and—dare we say—groovy fashion moments.
Since we can’t help but get nostalgic, this week we’re sending off one of our favorite shows in style. Here we pay tribute to the women of Mad Men by choosing Heirlume pieces that reflect their unique fashion sensibilities and personalities.
Peggy blossomed over the course of the show from a naïve secretary to an outspoken copy chief. Though her style evolved alongside her career and the burgeoning women’s liberation movement, Peggy never strayed far from her practical nature. She would go for these Woven Gold Stud Knots from Adornia, which are understated enough for the office but have a hint of playfulness in their shape.
Above: Woven Gold Knot Studs, $295
Whether a secretary or a newly minted partner, Joan always chose formfitting, jewel-toned dresses that flattered her stunning curves, fiery hair, and milky complexion throughout the first six seasons. Rumors are flying about what’s in the cards for Joan, but no matter what she does, she will undoubtedly look glamorous as she takes the business world by storm. We think that these Diamond and Sapphire Studs from Pratiksha would look gorgeous against Joan’s hair and would pair well with her collection of deep blue dresses.
Above: Diamond and Sapphire Studs, $1582
The free spirit of Mad Men, Megan embodied the Swinging ’60s in the sixth season of the show with her mini dresses and dramatic eye make-up. If Megan were around today, we think she might be rocking the boho chic trend as she attended all of Hollywood’s hottest parties. She would dig this Raw Quartz Necklace by La Costa, with its flowing shape and relaxed glamour.
Above: Raw Quartz Necklace, $859
Betty captured our attention from the beginning as a gorgeous, impeccably dressed housewife. Whether at home in a neatly pressed shirt and skirt combo or out riding at the local country club, Betty always looked prim and proper. Our favorite ice queen would keep it traditional, yet decadent, with this pair of Diamond and Sandblasted White Gold Studs by Dana Rebecca.
Above: Diamond and Sandblasted White Gold Earrings, $2860