I was trotting along through my favorite mall the other day, and did a complete double take as I passed the often khaki themed Banana Republic window. There, behind the glass was the handsome and debonair Creative Director of Sterling Cooper, Don Draper, staring at me in his crisp, impeccably tailored suit. Hello gorgeous.
It's no secret that I'm madder than a hatter about Mad Men, so I think this new Mad About Style campaign from Banana Republic is sheer genius. BR has gone mad, but in a good way, introducing their new Mad Men Style Guide that gives you the 60's moxy to put together your own Mad Men and Mad Women inspired ensembles with various pieces from their very own Fall collection.
Whether you're into Don's suits, Pete Campbell's shirts, Joan Holloway's chic pencil skirts or Peggy Olson's sophisticated sheath dresses, the looks are all put together and laid out better than if Betty Draper had laid them out for you the night before herself. What a great way to celebrate the beginning of a new season that returns to AMC on August 16th by the way.
Now the world won't only be watching Sunday nights, but they'll also be properly outfitted in wool plaid fedoras and classy corporate attire for Monday morning, inspired by all of their favorite characters. Oh, and did I mention that if you upload a photo of your best Mad Men look, you'll be entered for a chance to join the cast with a walk-on role on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning drama?... Scotch and cigarettes not included.
Cheers to AMC's 3rd season of Mad Men, and cheers to Banana Republic for hopping on the mad bandwagon.
The ad men at Sterling Cooper couldn't have come up with a better campaign.