Mad Men Invades Your Closet

Designers and labels copy, coordinate with hit show
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 4:27 PM CDT
The Mad Men display in Bloomingdale's.   ((c) fimoculous)
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(Newser) Mad Men isn’t just one of the best shows on TV—it’s also a fashion trendsetter, Advertising Age reports. Bloomingdale’s features Mad Men-themed displays and clothing, GQ recently published a 6-page spread with a cast member, and the show’s network has started a Target-sponsored fashion blog. "It's been an amazing thing to be inspiring so many fashion designers," Mad Men’s costume maven says.

Mad Men’s sleek 1960s look is the perfect shake-up for a fashion scene stuck on casual. Designer Michael Kors has said the show is a big influence on his fall collection. Kors "wanted to return to a polished, more dressed, more grown-up look," says a label executive. "And he realized he was obsessed with Mad Men."