I can see it already, Don and Betty, eyes locked, lips pursed, neither willing to give an inch in their battle of wills. Joan, looking as voluptuous as can be, while pining for Roger, the ever-pert Peggy coming into her own as she continues to climb the ladder at SCDP (that’s Sterling Cooper Draper Price, for the uninitiated), and Don and his wife du jour, Megan, drifting apart as he once again reaches for the bottle, and, very likely, another amour.
The smouldering pair of models pictured in the excerpt from Banana Republic’s spring 2012 lookbook (its second homage to the blockbuster AMC TV show) channel the 1960s perfectly in this inspired collection that was designed in collaboration with Janie Bryant, costumer designer for the series.
Tailored and demure, it’s the fine detailing and embellishments make the cardigans, cropped cigarette pants, dresses and suits smart, sexy, and all-the-rage for spring. Colour range from bright white and golden yellow to nude and carnation pink. Accessorize with a glass cocktail ring, flowery necklace, and pearl-beaded clutch. For him, think argyle sweater vests fashioned from Merino wool, crisp suits paired with skinny ties, weekend-casual polo shirts, and the all-important fedora (straw, please).
Find more 1960’s fashion faves on my Pinterest board. Manhattans, anyone? Φ