Missing Mad Men? Happily there’s a new way of enjoying some fabulous 60s fashions on-screen with the new series: The Astronaut Wives Club. The series is centered around the wives of the space-race astronauts who were catapulted into the public eye, and what makes it look so delicious? The costumes are designed by Eric Daman who made the cast of Mad Men look so fabulous!
Above from left: Trudy, Louise, Jo, Rene, Betty, Marge , Annie.
If you haven’t had a chance to see an episode yet here’s the fashion low-down on the different characters.
Also, we have many fashions from this era at our online stores:
Played by Joanna Garcia Swisher, Betty is an Indiana girl who wears (to quote Daman) a “frozen vegetable color palette” in yellows, greens and oranges and often compliments this with fruit and veg themed accessories which were hugely popular during the 1950s and early 60s.
Trudy is played by Odette Annable and is the most modern of the wives. She drives a sports car and is also a trained pilot and wears trousers and pedalpushers when it’s still considered daring. She also has a penchant for tropical and tiki prints because she met her husband in Hawaii.
Youngest of the wives, Annie (Azure Parsons – pictured in the pink dress 2nd from right) is the all-American girl next door. Shy and modest she wears buttoned-up collars and muted pastel pinks and blues.
Rene (Yvonne Strahovski) is the bombshell of the wives and loves statement prints and bright colors, especially if everyone is wearing pastels!
Louise (center above) is the most cosmopolitan of the wives and has a style similar to Jackie O: high fashion shapes in sharp black or pastel lavender, blues and greys.
Jo Schirra (Zoe Boyle)
Jo (left) is a typical society girl complete with pearls, white shoes and headband, and loves beige and muted colours. Team a dress like this with a string of pearls, a headband and some neat white gloves to get the look.
Marge Slayton (Erin Cummings)
Marge’s style harks back to the 1940s gangster glamor in earthy tones and deep purples.