Mad Men

Why Elisabeth Moss Needed a Break from Her 'Mad Men' Wardrobe

Jan/30/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Elisabeth MossParisa Taghizadeh/Sundance Channel; Carin Baer/AMC

Though we’re obsessed with the costumes on Mad Men, we’ve heard those corsets and pencil skirts can be quite uncomfortable. Which is why actress Elisabeth Moss was excited to find out that the wardrobe for her new miniseries, Top of the Lake, was just the opposite of her usual ’60s look.

“It was honestly so awesome for me to be able to put on jeans and a T-shirt and a hoodie and boots,” Moss told PEOPLE at a recent Sundance Channel TCA event in Pasadena, Calif.

In Top of the Lake, Moss plays Robin Griffin, a New Zealand detective searching for a missing girl. “She’s super bad-ass,” Moss said of her character. “It was a dream to run and jump on lakes and shoot guns.”

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Chic Clicks: Nicole Richie Sniffs Shirtless Male Models, Martha Stewart's Strange Shoe Habit

Oct/19/2012 at 01:45 PM ET

–On Ellen this week, Nicole Richie got up close and personal with some shirtless male models to see if she could figure out which one was wearing her new fragrance [YouTube]

–Unlike most women, Martha Stewart is not a fan of Christian Louboutin’s red soles — so she paints the  bottoms black [Daily Mail]

Jordin Sparks is launching her second fragrance, Ambition, in November [WWD]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continue to dominate the fashion world: the Wall Street Journal presented them with the “Innovator of the Year” award in New York City Thursday night [The Cut]

–Banana Republic is designing its third Mad Men-inspired collection, this one for spring 2013 [InStyle]


The One Piece Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka Can't Wait to Wear this Fall

Sep/10/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Kiernan Shipka
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While most middle schoolers are stocking their back-to-school wardrobes with hoodies and jeans, actress Kiernan Shipka plans on wearing something a tad more sophisticated when the weather turns cold.

“I’m looking forward to just wearing trench coats and stockings again,” the 12-year-old Mad Men star told PEOPLE at the Ralph Lauren Girls runway show in New York City on Wednesday. “Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for fashion.”

The tween, who plays Sally Draper on the hit AMC series, has quickly become fashion’s youngest “it” girl thanks to her adorably chic red carpet looks and her blantant love for the industry. “Summer is very fun [for fashion] — it’s more about the flowy dresses and florals,” she explained. “But in the winter you get to wear coats and the layers. And I’m more of a winter color person — I love wearing navy and maroon.”

Decked out in a deep-red military jacket, velvet leggings, a white pin-tuck top and black riding boots — all from the Ralph Lauren children’s collection — the actress also revealed that she was interested in fashion before she was in the spotlight. “I mean working on Mad Men has definitely inspired me even more,” she said. “And flipping through magazines, going on and any sort of fashion websites — it always inspires me.” Tell us: Did you know nearly as much about style as Shipka does when you were 12?

–Jennifer Cress


Something's Funny About Mad Men's Holiday Costumes ...

Aug/16/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Christina Hendricks AMC

Mad Men is known for its killer costumes, but there’s more than meets the eye to the ’60s-inspired looks — at least during the holiday season.

Janie Bryant, the show’s costume designer, loves to put a few special touches on the character’s more festive looks. “When it’s a holiday episode or something Joan always has [embellishments on the costumes],” Christina Hendricks told reporters of her character at the HFPA annual luncheon in Los Angeles last Thursday. “If it’s Halloween I’ve got a pumpkin. Or for Thanksgiving I’ll get acorns or something. Maybe the audience doesn’t even really notice it, but we think it’s funny.”

Like most women, Hendricks has certain styles she doesn’t feel comfortable wearing, but Bryant pushes her out of her comfort zone for her character’s sake. “She comes up with most everything. She designs a lot of pieces,” Hendricks said. “Every once in a while I’ll say, ‘Oh, I can’t wear that color. I can’t stand that color.’ And she’ll go ‘Mmm…’ But I kind of just trust her because she’s so good.”

Hendricks continued praising her co-worker. “She’s amazing. She’s extraordinarily talented, meticulous, creative, and also a good friend.” We have to agree with Hendricks; just look at those costumes!

–Jennifer Cress, with reporting by Patrick Gomez



Chic Clicks: Tween 'Mad Men' Star's Style Is Better Than Yours, Whitney Port Wants Cash

Aug/02/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, just 12, gives Harper’s Bazaar a peek at her killer closet, talks fashion like a pro and explains why Jimmy Fallon isn’t “dreamy.” Watch for total adorableness overload above [Harper’s Bazaar]

–Is Whitney Port having financial trouble — or just having fun? The reality-star-turned-designer is asking fans to donate money for her next Whitney Eve runway show [WhoSay]

Selena Gomez covers Teen Vogue and dishes on Bieber, her career and why she doesn’t like wearing $200 shirts [Teen Vogue]

–Not only would H&M like to take over your wardrobe, but now they also want to take over your home [The Cut]

–Would you pay $250,000 for nail polish? We think we know the answer [StyleBistro]

Chic Clicks: Karlie Kloss Channels 'The Artist,' Gaga's Perfume Is Sans Blood & Bodily Fluids

Jun/13/2012 at 02:00 PM ET

Karlie Kloss
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–Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss channels The Artist for American Manhasset’s fall catalog [WWD]

–Thankfully, Lady Gaga‘s upcoming fragrance will not smell like blood and men’s bodily fluids as initially reported, but it will have notes of an “expensive hooker.” Much better! [Racked]

Mad Men‘s costume designer, Janie Bryant, spills on-set style secrets [Fashionista]

–Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is working on a clothing line [THR]

Hugh Jackman totally approves of Anne Hathaway‘s pixie cut — as do we []


January Jones Thinks Mad Men's Betty Francis Dresses Like Jackie Kennedy

Mar/23/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony

Mad Men‘s return Sunday night promises plot twists, dapper dudes — and plenty of fashion moments. And for star January Jones, who plays Betty Francis (formerly Draper), that means watching her character continue to develop — through fashion.

“She’s had a style evolution,” Jones tells PEOPLE. [Warning: Past season spoiler alert ahead.] “I think especially since she’s been married to Henry Francis and has become a politician’s wife, she’s made a change in her look.”

That change comes courtesy of costume designer Janie Bryant, who “made a decision to change her silhouette,” Jones explains. “Betty likes to play dress-up, so instead of molding herself after a Grace Kelly or a movie star, she’s wearing things that she thinks a Jackie Kennedy would wear. Instead of the petticoats and the big skirts, she’s wearing little suits.”

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