Happy News was announced yesterday for Mad Men fans everywhere: after 8 years, Jon Hamm will finally grace the cover of Vanity Fair, and boy is it a beaut! I’ve really been reconsidering my subscription to Vanity Fair as of late, but leave it them to reel me in at the final hour 😉
So before we get into the fashion of Sunday’s episode, let’s all take a moment to enjoy this gorgeous cover:
To those of you who don’t care about Mad Men, this is lost on you. But with each passing final episode etching away a piece of my heart, I need to just ‘recognize’, okay? 😉
It is the best period drama of all time (yet, anyway) and is a definite part of the television revolution we lived through. Can you feel it? The end of shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, etc. that cultivated a change in the marketplace of television…bringing big ideas to the small screen, not just leaving them for the movies. Shows like Mad Men have truly revolutionized the television programs we consume. And so, while the fashion of the show is definitely a high point, (hello!) I think as a spectator of pop culture we should recognize this significant change in our cultural history. Alas, it’s the end of an era! And Vanity Fair astutely asks, what will life after Don Draper be like?
But please, only take that as a rhetorical question to ponder for later. Since we have more episodes to comes I think it’s best to just get to the point at hand: this week we met a cult!
Yes, a real life cult. (Or at least as Mona calls them. I’ve never actually seen a cult so I don’t have a solid point of reference.) As soon as the word cult came out of her mouth I was praying we’d get to meet them…and meet them we did. Yes, so so we did.
So wipe the drool off your face from Hamm’s cover, because we’re about to get into some backyard hippies; and you’re gonna need both eyes open!