The Mad Men Era: When Fashion Was Classy

Published February 17, 2016
Updated November 6, 2019

Before the days of "fast fashion," clothes were an investment. As these Mad Men fashion shots show, that investment paid off.

The story of the 1960s may be best told by recounting moments of social and political upheaval, but at an aesthetic level, the decade can also be defined by its fashion. While wars raged and political parties fragmented, 1960s fashion soared through a golden age. Rising wages increased demand for clothing and high fashion — and the “Mad Men” and women who donned them while drinking and smoking at work are a testament to that:

Mad Men Fashion Jackie Kennedy
Mad Men Fashion Wards
Mad Men Fashion Brigitte
Budget Beauties
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