So, after about a year and a half of waiting Mad Men's fifth series started last night. It has been one of my favourite shows for quite some time now, I have always been attracted to the subject of North America in this post-war era, I even chose to write my dissertation on it.
My dissertation explored Hitchcock's Rear Window and the emasculation of men after the war. Despite studying fashion, I was always keen on incorporating other arts into my work and this dissertation topic just evolved over time, through my research.
I came across this image the other day and I had an instant fondness for it. Women have evolved so much since the beginning of the 20th century in terms of equality and I think it's something they explore so well in Mad Men especially with Peggy Olson. Despite the obvious sexualisation of the blonde in this vintage painting, her empowerment of the man (who is quite clearly older than her) makes me secretly smile; he just looks so frightened.