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40 Mad Men-Inspired Styles

Retro Fashion Foreshadows a Successful Mad Men Season 5 Launch

— March 22, 2012 — Fashion
Since its first few episodes, Mad Men has been turning heads like nobody’s business. Plot, character development and acting are all important aspects of any halfway decent television series or film; however, even if Mad Men season 5 did none of these things, and only put the same effort into casting and costumes as the show has done in prior seasons, people would still watch it.

Mad Men season 5 could easily coast on its cast. Christina Hendricks, January Jones and John Hamm would be good looking people if they were wearing flea-ridden potato sacks. When decked out in the finest fashions from a memorable era, they make for decadent eye candy.

The reason why the show has inspired so many outfits and styles is apparent: many guys would like to look like Donald Draper and many women would like to look like Joan Harris. If the prior seasons are any indication, Mad Men season 5 will continue to influence fashion in the months to come.
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Prime-Time Manicures
Prime-Time Manicures
'Mad Men' Costume Designer Bottles Dramatic 'Mad Nail Cocktails'
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Dramatic Monochromatic Fashion
Dramatic Monochromatic Fashion
The 2012 BAFTA Red Carpet Had Lots of Black and White Looks
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Aristocratic Ball Gowns
Aristocratic Ball Gowns
January Jones' Emmy's 2010 Red Carpet Dress was Eye-Popping
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Dapper Camping Shoots
Dapper Camping Shoots
The Jon Hamm Esquire Magazine Editorial is Outdoorsy
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Curvaceous Housewife Covers
Curvaceous Housewife Covers
The Christina Hendricks GQ September 2010 Cover is Dangerously Lusty
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Vibrant Retro-Pop Fashion
Vibrant Retro-Pop Fashion
The Cynthia Rowley Spring 2011 Collection is Flawlessly Chic
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Mysteriously Glam Couples
Mysteriously Glam Couples
Sergio de Luz's Black Mask Series is Full of Narrative and Style
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Mad Men Fashion Shows
Mad Men Fashion Shows
Academy of Art San Francisco Showcases Retro Looks at NYFW
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Trench Coat Campaigns
Trench Coat Campaigns
The London Fog Fall 2010 Ads Star Mad Men's Christina Hendricks
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Modern Minimalist Collections
Modern Minimalist Collections
The Jil Sander Navy Fall 2012 Collection is Perfectly Structured
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Retro Ad-Inspired Cosmetics
Retro Ad-Inspired Cosmetics
The Estée Lauder Mad Men Color Collection is Extra Retro
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Power Suit Photoshoots
Power Suit Photoshoots
The Robb Report Examines the Power of the Suit
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Dapper Celeb Shoots
Dapper Celeb Shoots
The Jon Hamm Parade August 2010 Issue Features a Revealing Editorial
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Retro-Chic Editorials
Retro-Chic Editorials
These Photos from Andoni & Arantxa Will Take You Back in Time
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Black Satin Frocks
Black Satin Frocks
The Christina Hendricks Capitol File Spread is Effortlessly Elegant
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Dapper Styling Books
Dapper Styling Books
Rian Hughes 'Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s' Takes You Back in Time
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'Mad Men'-Inspired Glasses
'Mad Men'-Inspired Glasses
The Randolph Engineering Ad Man Sunglasses are Super Dapper
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Mad Men Fashion Lines
Mad Men Fashion Lines
The Mod by Janie Bryant Collection is a Furry 50s Treat
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Hit TV Show Fashion
Hit TV Show Fashion
The Banana Republic Mad Men Collection is Inspired by '60s Style
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Retro Nuclear Family Lookbooks
Retro Nuclear Family Lookbooks
The GANT by Michael Bastian SS 2012 Editorial is 60s-Inspired
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Ad Executive Accessories
Ad Executive Accessories
The Draper Series by Saucier Jewelry is Suited for a Gentleman
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TV Drama Series Dolls
TV Drama Series Dolls
Mattel Creates ‘Mad Men' Barbie Dolls
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Hot Housewife Habiliments
Hot Housewife Habiliments
The Jonathan Saunders Spring 2012 Collection is Retro Chic
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Mad Men-Inspired Womenswear
Mad Men-Inspired Womenswear
The Stewart Parvin Fall 2011 Couture Collection is 50s-Influenced
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Ruby Crystal Campaigns
Ruby Crystal Campaigns
These Swarovski '4 Passions, One Heart' Ads Embrace Radiant Rouges
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Retro Seductress Shoots
Retro Seductress Shoots
The Hot Karlie Kloss 'Powers of Seduction: The Spirit of Mad Men' Spread
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Dangerously Curvy Gowns
Dangerously Curvy Gowns
Christina Hendricks' Dress Gives New Meaning to 'Hourglass Figure'
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Housewife Editorials
Housewife Editorials
Annie Leibovitz Shows the Love Lost Between a 'Mad Men' Couple
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Backstage Retro Shoots
Backstage Retro Shoots
The Mad Men Rolling Stone Spread is 1960s Glamorous
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Retro Office Menswear
Retro Office Menswear
The Umit Benan Fall 2011 Collection is Well-Suited for Work and Play
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Mad Men Beautorials
Mad Men Beautorials
Dior and Lauren Bacall are Forlorn for the Golden Ages
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Chic Cocktail Couture
Chic Cocktail Couture
The Victoria Beckham Spring 2011 Collection Features a 1960s Flair
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Sleek '60s Ensembles
Sleek '60s Ensembles
The Banana Republic Spring 2012 Collection is Straight Out of Mad Men
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Mad Men Tattoos
Mad Men Tattoos
Amanda Wachob's Modern Art Tattoos Look More like Paintings
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Modern Housewife Photography
Modern Housewife Photography
Carmen Rose's Winter Light Series is Sophisticated and Glamorous
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'Mad Men' Fashion Collections
'Mad Men' Fashion Collections
The Olsen's Elizabeth and James Fall Line Inspired by the 60s
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Mad Men-Inspired Fashions
Mad Men-Inspired Fashions
The Gorgeous Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus Vogue US September 2010 Spread
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Mad Men Pinups
Mad Men Pinups
The Alison Brie Bikini Shoot Makes a Cold Winter Warm
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Seductive Housewife Photography
Seductive Housewife Photography
The Elegantly Scant SS11 Lookbook Stars Tiah Eckhardt
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Retro Hair Revivals
Retro Hair Revivals
The Hottest Hairstyle for Men Has Big Hair Reigning Supreme
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