She is often seen wearing girly Sixties-style dresses, mini skirts and pants suits to portray Megan Draper on the hit show Mad Men. So when Jessica Pare was seen on the screen wearing just a white red star T-shirt and her underwear, fans of the AMC series took note. And it wasn't just because Megan was wearing next to nothing, the top in question has once been worn by another famous star. The late Sharon Tate wore the same attire in a more sexier fashion, soaked wet in the T-shirt for a very racy 1967 spread in men's magazine Esquire. In the stunning shot, Sharon is seen in a tighter version of the top, her nipples exposed as she is drenched in water. Megan meanwhile wears her own version of the T-shirt with a pair of white knickers as she stands on the balcony of her lavish Manhattan apartment having yet another heart-to-heart with her cheating husband Don Draper in the latest episode of the show titled, The Better Half.
Look familiar? Jessica Pare's character Megan Draper, right, wore the same red star T-shirt Sharon Tate wore in a racy 1967 spread for Esquire, left, during the Mad Men episode 'The Better Half' on Sunday night
Since the show was aired last Sunday, Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant has confirmed via Twitter that not only was Megan's T-shirt the same as Tate's, but there was a purpose for her wearing it.
Heart-to-heart: Megan wore the top as she had a heart-to-heart with onscreen husband Don (Jon Hamm) on the balcony of their Manhattan apartment
While she did not divulge any further details, it has had fans of the show asking questions such as is Megan heading for tragedy just like Sharon Tate? Sharon was brutally stabbed to death at the age of just 26 in 1969 at her Benedict Canyon home in Los Angeles.
She was eight and a half months pregnant by her famous film director husband Roman Polanski at the time of her murder in her home along with four other people by Charles Manson followers.Crazed cult leader Manson, sent brainwashed members of his 'family' to murder Tate.She was stabbed 16 times after pleading for her life. Two of her friends were also murdered.Meanwhile, as websiteJezebelpoints out, as well as the breakdown of their marriage, Megan and Don's world was recently rocked when their lush apartment was burgled.
Confirmation: Since the show was aired last Sunday, Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant has confirmed via Twitter that not only was Megan's T-shirt the same as Tate's but there was a purpose
Tragic: Sharon Tate was brutally stabbed to death at the age of just 26 in 1969 at her Benedict Canyon home in Los Angeles
Elsewhere in the Mad Men episode, over at Peggy Olsen’s house her boyfriend Abe had a run-in with the police after a violent mugging.Peggy encourages him to tell the authorities what happened, but he is reluctant to describe the criminals.The lover’s feud becomes bloody when Peggy accidentally stabs Abe in the stomach, thinking he is an intruder.
Rising star: Sharon's star was on the rise at the time of her death after she appeared in films such as Valley Of The Dolls
Jezebel points out that perhaps Megan's T-shirt mirrors the accidental bloody act and that something ill-fated may happen to her character next.
Devastating: Tate was eight and a half months pregnant by her famous film director husband Roman Polanski when she was murdered in her home along with four other people by Charles Manson followers
However, the connection of the T-shirt may be on more of a positive note.
Jezebel also points out that instead of Megan's downfall, it could be a hint of an addition to the Draper family. The website highlights the fact that Sharon wore the top in Esquire before she fell pregnant with her and Polanski's baby. In the same Mad Men episode, Megan tells Don, while wearing the white and red top, 'that something needed to change in their marriage' hinting that a baby may be able to save their troubled marriage.
Mugshot: Charles Manson was soon arrested and charged with murder following the stabbings
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