This season started off with a shake and a shimmy that left us singing “Zou Bisou Bisou” during our morning shower, but the high went out as quickly as a stubbed Lucky Strike cigarette. But don’t let the iridescent sheen from Joan’s gold-plated spiral brooch blind you. The endless parade of sherbet-hued, floral printed and taffy pink little numbers that invaded the offices of SCDP this season only served as an easily zippable tourniquet to mask the disappointment, loneliness and overall ennui of the characters to create a scene of lush. And now, a look back,
From secretary to second-in-command as the new Ms. Draper, Megan has always had a youthful, mod sensibility throughout last season, when she favored ladylike silhouettes in sunnily sweet solid colors, with a bit of that French je-ne-sais-quoi thrown in via an addition of a graphic print silk scarf or patterned scoop neck collar.
As Don’s new girl, Megan retains her feminine sensibility but does a major upgrade in the form of lavishly beaded designer digs, like the stunning ensemble she wore to have a formal dinner with her French parents and the hints of lush leather detailing on everyday outfits.
She’s also privy to dress according to her surroundings. By default, Megan is an eternal optimist but during times she feels insignificant, her dress will reflect her sentiments accordingly, when we see her don a tan a-line frock that matches the drab wallpaper of SCDP perfectly. And when she starts her acting career, we see the more casual side of Megan: loose slacks and black t-shirts, relying on a simple headscarf or headband for a pop of color.