Elisabeth Moss: Oh, Peggy

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss sheds her dowdy office-girl image and dons some of the best American accessories of the season.

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For merchandise credits, see below.

Photo By Diego Uchitel

For merchandise credits, see below.

Photo By Diego Uchitel

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WWD Accessory issue 02/08/2010

Luckily, Moss had a compatriot in the movie’s director, Nicholas Stoller. “Elisabeth has a very strong screen presence and she’s just, in reality, a strong woman,” he says, adding that he had no reservations about casting Moss in his improv-heavy, balls-to-the-wall comedy. “I loved her from Mad Men and from The West Wing,” he says. “But you don’t really know until someone comes into the audition. And she was really funny. She didn’t just keep up with [Hill], who is a crazy-funny actor, but she kept him on his game.”


Moss is on top of her own game, too, but she still manages to achieve the elusive work/life balance—all thanks, she says, to her husband. Being with Armisen, “allows me to remain really grounded about my work,” she explains, “and to not get too caught up in award shows and movies and things like that. It allows me to be really happy without all that stuff. No matter what happens, I will have a home base of happiness.” With regard to having children, Moss says she’s definitely warming to the idea, but not right now. (Despite numerous Internet rumors, Moss’ publicist denies the actress is already expecting.) “You get older and you do feel like something starts to kick in a little bit, as a woman,” she says. “And then when you meet the love of your life, of course you want to have a family.” At the moment, though, “we just want to be newlyweds and enjoy each other."


Top: Adriana Castro python belt, $305, at Ultimo, Chicago (312.787.1171), and Stanley Korshak, Dallas (800.972.5959); Leon Megé platinum, 18-karat yellow gold, silver, diamond, ruby, orange diamond and yellow diamond ring (left), $35,000, at Leon Megé Inc., New York (212.768.3868); Cathy Waterman coral, platinum and diamond ring (right), $8,350, at select Barneys New York, New York (888.8.BARNEY); Proenza Schouler silk jacquard bag with metal chain, $1,135, at Alchemist, Miami (305.531.4653); Oscar de la Renta leather shoe, $685, at Sassanova, Washington (202.471.4400), and Capitol, Charlotte, N.C. (704.366.0388). Chris Benz silk chiffon dress, $770, at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York (212.940.4650), and Chalk Boutique, Evanston, Ill. (847.424.0011).


Bottom: Vera Wang rhinestone and sequin choker, $350, at Vera Wang, New York (212.382.2184); Bochic white Bakelite, pink tourmaline and diamond cuff, $11,000, at select Neiman Marcus stores (888.888.4757); Kate Spade New York straw bag, $225, at Kate Spade New York nationwide (800.519.3778); Alejandro Ingelmo patent leather shoes, $450, at Intermix, Prince Street, New York (212.966.5303). Peter Som cotton and silk top, $770, at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores (877.551.SAKS) and Theory Modal skirt, $225, at Neiman Marcus nationwide (888.888.4757).

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