From Drab to Fab: Mad Men’s Peggy Olson Steps Up Her Style
When you think of the gorgeously groomed and fabulously well-dressed women of Mad Men, Peggy Olson, with her perma-curl bangs and plain dresses, doesn’t leap to mind. But with a new position at Sterling Cooper and her newly slimmed-down figure, the junior copywriter is working overtime to catch up to the rest of the stylish staff. (Paul’s new girlfriend isn’t the only one noticing Joan’s accessories!)
On Sunday’s episode, Olson was the hit of the party in her full-skirted red dress. Were we the only ones who were reminded of Carrie Bradshaw in her couture as Peggy lay asleep with her full skirt draped artfully around her in bed? Even if going to church with her devout mother and illegitimate son took its toll, Peggy looked downright chic in her decorated suit.
Does Betty Draper have real competition on her hands as the show’s resident fashionista? Well, not yet, but it’ll be interesting to watch the young ad maven’s transformation.
As Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy, tells PEOPLE, “I’ve been loving my clothes the second season . . . The skirts for me are a little shorter, everything’s a little tighter. The heels a little higher, so I’m getting little improvements.” –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg
Tell us: What did you think of last night’s Mad Men? Is Peggy growing into her look – and burgeoning career at Sterling Cooper?