‘Mad Men’ Fashion: Joan Holloway’s Most Iconic Style Moments


Humiliation via Asshat and Accordion

Season 3, Episode 3 — “My Old Kentucky Home”

As Joan’s marriage to Greg is on the rocks, she’s forced to play the dutiful hostess for her husband’s guests. He has the nerve to make her play the accordion at their dinner party, which embarrasses her greatly, but least she looks feminine, fashionable, and all-around stunning doing so. “It’s a degrading moment,” Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant told The New York Daily News of the scene. “There are two things going on in that scene. The roses represent Joan’s optimism for love and romance, but the black is more serious and sad.”