We spoke to actor Christina Hendricks about her favourite decade for style what she learned from—Mad Men—about fashion.You'd think that a little bit of Joan Harris, one of the most-loved characters on AMC's Mad Men, would have rubbed off on actor Christina Hendricks, who made the role famous over seven seasons. It's true—Hendricks has always loved vintage clothing. But instead of Joan's '60s-rooted style, it's an earlier decade that speaks most strongly to her sartoiral tastes: the Roaring '20s.
Think modern-day flapper with a drop-waist pleated dress, T-strap pumps and a string of pearls. "The chinoiserie influence feels exotic," says Hendricks, "and the fabrics, beading and lace are moody and romantic—still bold but also relaxed." Though she favours floor-length, jewel-tone designer gowns for red carpet events, Hendricks' off-duty style is a far cry from Hollywood trends. Her shopping habits are surprisingly down-to-earth; she scours websites like eBay on the hunt for embroidered-silk piano shawls, her current obsession.
Hendricks has been schooled in the art of vintage shopping by one of the best."I learned so much about fit and tailoring and what works on me from Janie Bryant, our costume designer on Mad Men." Nod to this glamorous decade by adding throwback flourishes such as scalloped beading, art deco baubles or tassels (a favourite of Hendricks) to your wardrobe. We're sure The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan—and Hendricks, of course—would approve.
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