Mad Men Fashion

The scandalous hit television series Mad Men has re-introduced an era of fashion that will always be classic and timeless: the 1960s.  From tight fitting sheath dresses, a-line skirts and mens’ fitted suits, all characters (or real live people) look perfectly polished and put together.  Mad Men and Banana Republic have had a marketing partnership for the past couple of years that has been quite intriguing to me, seeing that I am very interested in the era itself, as well the fashion.  At one point there was a “casting call” type promotion for BM/MM, which showcased some 1960s-esque clothing, but the actual clothing was not available in stores….until now! On August 11th, Banana Republic will be selling 65 pieces of Mad Men inspired clothing; some for men and some for women.

I can honestly say there is not one piece in this collection that I don’t totally love. Everything is perfectly tailored and wonderful, with a modern twist.  I especially like the navy houndstooth shift dress, the black full skirt, the black lace sleeveless shell, the leopard trench coat with the ivory lace dress underneath, and the sweet polka dot tights.  I love it all 🙂  1960s fashion is so classic and makes me wish I lived in that era…think Jackie O. or Holly Golightly in the 1961 film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.  In fact, while I was at home this weekend the film, “An Education” was $2.99 at the local grocery store.  I snatched it up, not necessarily because I love the movie, but because I admire the fashion and styling.

Which era of fashion do you love?? I’m also a fan of all the clothing in the 1970 film, “Love Story” : )