Sunday, January 12, 2014

Style Icon: Sally Draper

 Do you ever worry about present-day child stars? Sometimes, I worry about them. Are they going to end up like Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes? Or are they going to go off and live normal, healthy lives out of the business? Or are they going to grow up to be successful actors like Jodie Foster? I just want what's best for these kids!

Sally Draper, played by Kiernan Shipka, is one of the best things about Mad Men. She is madly talented. Madly, I say.

And, like the rest of the cast of Mad Men, her clothes are fantastic and interesting. Mad Men style is no joke. The clothes, they are telling stories.

Sally Draper is full-on '60s prep throughout the series, and I love it. Pig tails! Stripes! Flirtation with go-go boots, but daddy says no! (And then she wears them later anyway because she is sassy.) Keds! She wears Keds!

And no matter what she's wearing, she's always great on screen. Sally really has a well-developed, compelling character. I kind of feel sorry for the Draper's two sons as they don't have nearly as meaty parts. Sally's character continues to develop, and so does her style. The '70s are just around the corner, Sally! Are you going to join the revolution? I can't wait to find out!


Shybiker said...

I love the character of Sally and the actress portraying her is talented, but let's be careful about where we place credit for her clothing. Dozens of insanely-talented fashion experts pick and design Sally's outfits; the actress herself has no input on that.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I love Sally and just how complex her character is.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Such a stylish show!

Sonya Mann said...

Love this. An oft-ignored character and the talented girl who plays her, getting their fair due.

Emmylou said...

I'm probably the only person on Earth who has not seen one episode of this show...gaaaaaah!

Kim Alston said...

I do worry about them. They can go one of two ways. There is so much temptation out there. She's really good.

Blond Duck said...

Such a classy show!