As people who tend to watch and form opinions (and even write books) on how celebrities manage their lives and their image, we have to give kudos to Lizzie and her team, who have been doing a bangup job positioning her as the Mad Men cast member who’s going to really break out once the show ends. She’s doing really interesting work in other projects; work that establishes her once and for all as an actress worth watching and someone who shouldn’t be confused with her Mad Men character, which is something every other cast member of the show has good reason to worry about, especially the iconic, glamorous, magazine-cover ones: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and January Jones. Sometimes, playing the plain girl can be the very best thing a talented ingenue can do for her career.
Especially since, now that Peggy Olson’s days are numbered, Lizzie’s free to go after those magazine covers herself.
“Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss covers the Fall Fashion issue of Gotham magazine in Jason Wu and Burberry Prorsum photographed by Sheryl Nields and styled by Karla Welsh.
This is a long way of saying that these are our very favorite pictures of her and possibly the best set of pictures she’s ever done. The clothes look great; they’re chic, but quirky in a way that suits her. And while we don’t credit her with being much of a model, she still manages to light a little fire behind the eyes when the camera’s on her. She’s still acting in every shot. We’d love to see her really tear loose for a dramatic, Vogue-style editorial set in some really photogenic location where she can get her diva on. She’s got it in her. She’s got a lot in her. That’s the point. She’s on her way.
[Photo Credit: Sheryl Nields for Gotham Magazine]