Monday, March 5, 2012

Mad about Banana Republic!

Mad Men is a drama about a prestigious ad agency in New York during the 1960s, centering around one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

This is one of the television shows that has shaped the fashion zeitgeist and brought to life the decade in where many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period, were broken.

Mad Men's fashion

It was the decade in where:

 Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat,
JFK and Jackie Kennedy (1963)

false eyelashes were fashionable,
International supermodel and fashion icon of the 60s Twiggy
the afro was popular in the African-American community,
Political activist Angela Davis
designer Mary Quant introduced the mini-skirt (1964),
Mary Quant (right)

and the mod style became popular.
Now, Banana Republic has collaborated with Mad Men's costume designer, Janice Bryant, in designing a collection inspired by the 1960's fashion for their spring 2012 collection. 


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XO Wil Harris