Since the last ever episode of Mad Men, I’ve been weeping in my wiggle dress and mourning the loss of Joan’s magnificent beehive. I’ve also been documenting every one of Joanie’s looks from her style swan song, Season 7. I find it eases the pain.
Her Go-going Places Look
The promo for Season 7 featured Joan in a sexy hot pink minidress. This is a brand new, forward-thinking shape for the empress of the office. I want her Pucci handbag, her legs and her first class plane ticket.
Joan, Version 7.0
The season premiere kicks off with a new spin on the quintessential Joan look – a jewel-toned pencil dress worn with a stonking great bouffant and a necklace that dangles down to her sensational bosom. The hemline and the hairdo have both crept up because we’ve entered the seventies.
Her Power Dress
Now she’s a big shot business lady, Joan wears monochrome and shows off her serious side. She drapes herself in gold to symbolise that she is a queen and that she is loaded.
Her Back To School Look
The colours in this ensemble are as rich and fabulous as Joan. She looks like an earth goddess.
A masterclass in stylish workwear. I love the bold, feminine colour, the 3/4-length sleeves and the belted jacket that keeps her hourglass silhouette on display.
Her Valentines Day Tribute Act
Joan loves a theme. The theme is mostly “drop dead gorgeous”. However, her V-Day get up is more of a deep cranberry than a bright red as she’s not feeling all that loved up right now.
Her Knockout Knee-Highs
I gasped when I saw these knee-high boots, an exciting fashion first for Joan signifying how kickass and modern she has become. The gasping was not a first for me. I get very emotionally involved with Joan’s wardrobe.
Her Green Is The Colour Of Money Look
Seventies Joan has kept her trademark pencil skirt but added a big flouncy blouse. And even after all these years, she’s still tying a scarf to her handbag.
Her Angry Red Dress
If you plan on getting majorly pissed off, it’s best to wear a beautiful red dress to coordinate with your rage.
Her At Home With Joan Dress
Isn’t it awkward when your closeted gay friend leans in for a snog and a marriage proposal? And don’t you love it when we get to see Joan at home? She looks so much softer than in her office armour with her hair all Farrah Fawcett flicky and her dress all polka dot floaty.
Her Summer In The Office Dress
The psychadelic print brings her favourite pencil dress shape bang into the seventies.
Her Just Got Out Of Bed Look
She’s been called out in the middle of the night so this is the most casual we’ve seen her all season. I love her spotty rainmac and the fact that, whatever the circumstances, Joan’s wearing heels.
Her Scarf Dress
Scarves are Joan’s signature flourish, finishing off dresses and handbags alike. This navy frock is pretty conservative but that printed scarf at the neckline gives it panache.
For more Joan, go to Part 2 of this fashion extravaganza.