25.2.10

Boys Should Make Passes At Girls In These Glasses

Prada A/W 2010/11
Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire.

I know people rushed to compare the collection to Mad Men- but honestly, could you ever picture Joan Holloway in glasses? Or Peggy Olson in these glasses? Which, by the way, I love, and always have- a good quirky accessory never fails to send a tingle down my spine.
I love Joan, Peggy and Betty too, but every set of smart late-50s/early 60s-inspired clothing out there shouldn't automatically be linked to the show, it amounts to lazy visual shorthand for an era.

5 comments:

WendyB said...

I'm loving the cat's-eye shape.

Han said...

Hee hee. You could almost describe Mad Men itself as o "lazy visual shorthand for an era". But I did get into it -- waiting for the next season.

I went for a poetry reading in New York. The host was a a strange old lady who wore glasses like these. She kept making double entendres.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

WendyB: me too!

Han: visual shorthand it may be, but the show is most certainly not lazy about it. I'm a big fan of Joan and Betty though.

Han said...

I know I'm supposed to dislike him, but my favourite character is Pete Cambell.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

He's smarmy, but I can't bring myself to dislike him either! Though in my case it's robably a result of fond memories of Vincent Kartheiser playing angsty Connor on Angel, and Snake in The Hairy Bird.

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