TV shows and movies are a great place to get inspiration for my clothing and decorating tastes. I love it when TV shows have good stylists, and with AMC’s original series “Mad Men”, the clothing and prop stylists deliver a show where every single detail is true to the time and setting. All objects, including the small details like ashtrays and towel racks, are given special attention. Most interesting to me was that to make the show as authentic as possible, each female character only has six dresses that are worn more than once in the season. Ruth La Ferla of The New York Times writes “Their mannerisms, and their sleek appurtenances, come with the turf: the steel-and-glass landscape of Madison Avenue in 1960, where burled wood and frosted-glass-panel interiors form a sumptuous backdrop against which the players stride about in sheaths and glen plaid suits.”
I plan on catching up on all of the episodes of “Mad Men” this weekend. You can find the times and see previews and more on www.amctv.com. Realistic sets like this one are interesting to people like me, who weren’t born yet, and to people who can remember all of the details.