I'm not a fan of this show. I tried to watch a few episodes when it first came on television but the fact is that it glorified a period in American history that touched a nerve in me. So I let it go. Some things are for some people and some are not for others, y'know. However, last Saturday I read an interesting article online talking about how in Season 4, Mad Men addressed quite a few of the things that I had issues with...racism and chauvinism, topping the list.
Since Mad Men is showing on On Demand (Comcast's version of DVR), I thought I would watch an episode or two...figuring that I wouldn't like it and go my merry way. I was sucked in during the first 20 minutes of the first episode I watched and proceeded to watch all 4 episodes. Not only were there great storylines but the clothing (which is the reason I originally tried to watch the show) was like eye candy to me.
The good thing about watching it on On Demand is that I could pause it and take pictures...and take pictures I did...ALOT of them! It was the details. The outfits that women wore during the 60s had such lovely details. An extra seam, pleats, an extra band of color...and the color that the women on this show wear! No browns, blacks or grays for them...no trying to look like men...no these women wallow in their femininity.
I am sooooo inspired by what I saw on just these 4 episodes and I'm sure that some of it will show up in my sewing. I don't know if I'm going to watch any more of it...I may...but just that brief immersion really stirred up my creative juices.
So do you watch Mad Men? Has it inspired you to sew differently or dress differently? And if you don't watch it, why don't you?
....as always more later!