Mad Men Costume Designer's QVC Collection Is A Mixed Bag At Best

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We were thrilled when we heard Janie Bryant, Mad Men's costume designer, was doing a vintage-inspired line. But looking at the available pieces on QVC, our dreams of retro office-dresses, pen necklaces and sleek suits were dashed!

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Faux fur plays a prominent role in the collection up so far. I guess this tippet would add a little glam flair...well, depending on how lush it looks in real life.


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I love the idea of this Russian-style pillbox, but this would be a serious mail-order gamble: if the fit's wrong, it could look seriously ridiculous.


Illustration for article titled emMad Men/em Costume Designers QVC Collection Is A Mixed Bag At Best

When faux looks crummy, it looks really crummy, so we'd really need to see this capelet in the flesh? Fiber?


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Frankly, this cardigan looks better without its detachable collar, but for $83.25, it's still pretty steep.


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Like the hat, this is cool in conception...but a tricky gamble!


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I know leopard's a new classic and all, but am I the only one who thinks this looks kinda chintzy? I don't see any of the Mad Women being caught dead with it.


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The outerwear are the stars by a long shot. This faux-mink actually looks rich and vintagey — plus would be as cute with jeans and heels as a wiggle dress.


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And this coat — also available in black — is pure Joan.


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Also cute: this statement brooch. But you could find something similar on eBay for a lot less than $72.50.


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Again, these we'd want to see in the flesh: if the "garnets" look too chintzy, this would be eye-catching in the wrong way.


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Drop earrings are instant glam — and digging the boho vibe of these — but the shiny gold could put the "costume" in costume jewelry.

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BlondeGoddess
BlondeGoddess

Where have I seen that bag before.... but way nicer looking and of course more expensive, but did she really to knock off such a well-known bag? (Mulberry's Bayswater, for the non bag obsessed people)