Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Mad Men Party: Zou Bisou Bisou

March 25, 2012 marked the return of one of the most successful TV series in recent years, "Mad Men". The year and a half wait for the premiere of Season 5, was definitely worth it!

Set in the summer of 1966, this season begins with a look at the Civil Rights movement, just one of the many revolutions that took place in the second half of this decade.

To the beat of Ken Griffin's rendition of "Ebb Tide", the story focuses on Don and Megan Draper's newly wed life; and quickly moves to the comings and goings at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

But the highlight of this episode took place at Don Draper's 40th birthday party held at his flat. Organized by Megan, it was the best kept secret of the week till Don spots Roger and Jane Sterling at his door.

An elegant and vivid party where the latest Spring/Summer styles of 1966 interacted with a minimalistic 60s decor and a few cocktails here and there.

Yet Don Draper wasn't the "star" of his birthday party, it was Megan who perfomed a sultry version of "Zou Bisou Bisou", sung by both French singer Gillian Hills & Sophia Loren in 1960.

Below a photo sequence of this already iconic "Mad Men" scene (and the reason why many people have stuck "Zou Bisou Bisou" on their minds this week!).

And to wrap up a memorable episode like this one, nothing better than Dusty Springfield singing "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", the english version of Pino Donaggio's San Remo 1965 hit "Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te".

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