Dear Costume Department: ‘Mad Men’


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We’ve almost forgotten what life was like with Mad Men, these days seeking our period-drama fix in Downton Abbey and turning to Gloria Delgado-Pritchett instead of Joanie for our primetime sexpot fix. But thank god, after a year and a half off, AMC’s hit is coming back, and that means we have a shot at understanding who this Megan Calvet — the woman who might just put an end to Don Draper’s nights of journaling with a handle or two of whiskey — really is. Here’s what we hope she’s wearing while she gets down to business.

Going to California with Don and the kids requires a loosened-up wardrobe that meshes with sun and the hoteling. Hence, this Tory Burch sweater.

This lady relies on dresses in colors that pop and cuts that only hint at what’s beneath. Tibi nails the look.

Office accessories include an updo and big stud earrings — like these from Elizabeth and James — that even Miss Blankenship could have pulled off.

These pumps — from the amazing new line The Office of Angela Scott — scream “trustworthy” while still showing off her stems.

It’s necessary to have a handbag both ladylike and professional enough to make Betty wince. This Laura Vela one ought to do the trick.

The cultish Australian swimwear line Zimmermann does retro astonishingly well. This is the sort of suit that earns the approval of both Sally and her dad.