Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
Once again, Banana Republic and “Mad Men” are teaming up to create a clothing collection. Their muse?
Megan’s wardrobe is largely the inspiration for the 50-piece collection −the third Banana has created in partnership with the show− that will be sold in select stores and on its website beginning March 1, 2013.
"Megan represents the young and modern," "Mad Men" Costume Designer Janie Bryant told WWD. “She really represents a changing of the times.”
Here’s a sketch of looks from the new collection:
Clothing prices will range from $49.50 to $140 for women and $44.50 to $375 for men. Accessories will cost between $29.50 and $128 for women and $45 and $69.50 for men.
Gah, I wish we didn’t have to wait so long!
Gosh, I miss “Mad Men”…
It’s “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser like you’ve never seen him before! (I hope you read that in your most dramatic movie announcer voice.)
These pics are from Mr. Porter’s latest installment of “The Journal.”
Is it weird that I think Pete Campbell looks better with a porn star mustache?
A while back I posted this Oscar de la Renta ad illustrated by David Downton. As you can see, his work is beautiful. So I was super stoked when I heard he’d added portraits of three “Mad Men” characters −Don, Joan, and Roger− to his repertoire.
Downton talks about his obsession with “Mad Men” here.
Credits: David Downton/British Vogue
I think it’s safe to say that anyone who watched the “Mad Men” Season 5 premiere on Sunday still has “Zou Bisou Bisou” stuck in their heads.
"Zou Bisou Bisou" −or roughly “Oh You, Kiss Kiss”− was originally recorded by British singer/actress Gillian Hills. The song was prominent in a ménage à trois scene featuring Hills, Jane Birkin, and David Hemmings in the 1966 movie “Blow-Up.”
And the lovely Sophia Loren sang an English version (above) in the 1960 movie “The Millionairess.”
"Mad Men" has been on a 17-month hiatus and my memory isn’t what it used to be, so I found this "Where Season 4 Left Off" video really helpful. I forgot all about some major storylines!
More “Mad Men” goodies for ya:
Y’all know I ♥ “Mad Men.” So when I found out AMC released Season 5 cast photos, I had to have a look. And now I’m sharing them with you.
The original Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce crew looking shipshape.
Pete and the boys reporting for duty.
Joan in green never gets old. Peggy’s looking a little more fashion-forward!
Just another day at the office.
They don’t make ‘em like this anymore…
I’ve decided I definitely have a thing for silver haired men.
Lane looking dapper.
Digging all the shades of gray here.
This the only cast photo of Betty. Hmm…
This is, by far, the best Peggy has ever looked.
She is crazy beautiful.
I cannot wait for the season premiere. It’s two hours long!
Credits: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
Confession: When I’m watching “Mad Men” repeats on AMC and “March 25” flashes on the screen in red and black letters at the start of each commercial break, I smile. Every single time.
The show is one of my favorites because it has that rare combination of style and substance. If you’ve never watched, I highly suggest you do. You’ve got enough time to catch up before the new season starts!
And should you get so swept up in mid-century nostalgia that you feel the need to acquire ’60s-style fashions ASAP, check out Banana Republic’s “Mad Men”-esque spring capsule collection. It features more than 40 pieces of clothing and accessories −for men and women− inspired by country club scenes from the show.
It hits stores March 1− just in time for the Season 5 premiere. (This is the second collection designed by Banana in collaboration with “Mad Men” Costume Designer Janie Bryant. The first debuted in August 2010.)
The womenswear offers “ladylike pieces in brights and bolds, like sophisticated dresses in graphic florals and solids −including a cap-sleeve dress with reversible waist sash in lush cream and a cheery pink nip-waist dress− cardigans and feminine lace shell blouses and chic coral cropped capris,” according to Banana.
Meanwhile, the men’s collection offers “dapper dressing separates, including bright polos, bold checked woven shirts, argyle vests, and a sporty spring-weight navy blazer− sharp for the board room or the club lounge.”
Photos: AMC, Banana Republic