Masters of Sex has reached the ’60s. Over the course of “Asterion,” the seventh episode of the show’s second season, the setting jumped between 1958 and 1960. That posed a challenge for costume designer Ane Crabtree, who had to reflect the changing of the times in the characters’ garb. In fact, director Michael Dinner showed people quite literally “walking through time,” explained Crabtree. As Annaleigh Ashford’s character Betty DiMello, now working for the sex researchers, led guests through the lobby of Masters and Johnson’s new office building, both the outfits and the years changed. “I watched it twice because I couldn’t believe how successful [Dinner] was and how he really gave me a platform to show off the clothing,” Crabtree said. “But it was so so subtle.”
Last night’s episode, “Mirror, Mirror,” revealed that in the new decade Masters and Johnson will get more serious about exploring sexual dysfunction, Libby Masters will witness a hate crime that will jolt her out of complacency, and someone from Bill’s past will arrive. And what will the year mean for the show’s style? Crabtree talked to EW about venturing into the ’60s, and sent us some of her behind-the-scenes photos, featured below.