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Celebrate ‘Mad Men’ with style

- March 22nd, 2012

I’ve been a fan of “Mad Men” since I saw the promos for the first season on AMC in 2007. (They were essentially shots of men with side-parts running around in suits set to Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” – you can see why I’d be hooked.)

After a fairly slow burn for the first two seasons, it’s an understatement to say “Mad Men” has caught on – you know something is huge when one of the world’s biggest retailers (The Gap Inc.) dedicates capsule collections to it.

Last fall’s Banana Republic Mad Men Collection must have followed the series’ success, as the brand released a second collection this month in anticipation of the show’s long-awaited March 25 season five premiere.

What makes Banana Republic’s piped golf shirts and floral shift dresses stand out from other ’60s-inspired lines is that it was created in collaboration with Jane Bryant, the show’s Emmy award-winning costume designer, who actually plucked inspiration from looks on the show.

My interest in the show has waned; my interest in vintage styling has not.

 

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