Last week ABC premiered Agent Carter, a seven week mini series to tide over fans while Agents of Shield is on mid season break. The show follows Agent Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, in post World War II New York. We were introduced to Peggy Carter in the first Captain America film. At the start of Agent Carter, World War II has ended and the boys of Strategic Scientific Reserve don’t think too highly of the female Agent Carter, who is dealing with the loss of Steve Rogers (Captain America.)
Not only is the show amazingly written, it is a visual feast. It truly captures not only the 1940’s era in costuming and set design, the bright colors take the audience back to 1940’s pulp art. I also want to personally thank the costume designers for not only dressing a woman with curves, but making her look stunning. Hayley Atwell tweeted her iconic red lips is Besame in Red Velvet lipstick. This is vintage reproduction red lipstick made by Besame to capture the 1940’s style. I’m going to have to give it a try!
Tune in to ABC tonight to watch Agent Carter!