Mad Men + Banana Republic = Heart

22 Aug

Hubby and I love the TV show Mad Men.

We’re currently watching the past seasons, and all of the commentaries and extras on DVD.

Does this show have mighty appeal to us because we’re both in advertising?

Or is it the show’s superb writing, acting, wardrobe, set designs… I could go on and on and on.

I was slightly amused the other day to see this outdoor ad for Banana Republic’s new line of clothing – “The Mad Men Collection”:

But then I checked out Banana Republic’s website.

The women’s site says:

Designed exclusively in collaboration with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, our collection is inspired by the feminine silhouettes of 1960s style.”

What do you think?

and

 

You GO, Miss Janie Bryant! (Who, by the way, went to Georgia State University before moving to Paris and NYC. Just a bit of GA. trivia for you!)

On the men’s site, it says:

Designed exclusively in collaboration with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, our collection is inspired by the razor-sharp tailoring of 1960s style.”

Well?

and

Pretty mod, man.

Will you be embracing the Mad Men style?

Speaking of the 1960s fashion style, here’s my Grandmother and her work associates in 1960:

I’m not quite convinced that the Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant drew inspiration from the 1960s Georgia Department of Revenue Gasoline Tax Refund Unit.

Despite the fact that my Grandmother looks quite fetching. (Bottom row, 2nd from left.)

Here are my Mom and Dad in 1961:

Now we’re getting somewhere!

And me, in 1961?

Now we’re talkin’!!

I am TOTALLY ROCKING the Mad Men style!!

I do believe that Midge and her friend wore a combo of my outfit in Season 1…

Whoot!

xoxo,

SAllan

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2 Responses to “Mad Men + Banana Republic = Heart”

  1. Johnny D August 22, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I loved that photo of the Georgia Department of Revenue Gasoline Tax Refund Unit and am looking forward the television series about them.

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