In the past few years vintage-inspired clothing and accessory trends have had a resurgence with the popularity of Mad Men. Traversing from March 1960 to April 1967 the show can be thanked for reminding us of the chicness of a strong cat eye or horn-rimmed shape and the enduring class of the clubmaster and Retro-Wingtip glasses style.
Glasses designer and superstylist, Derek Desierto, gave us a glimpse into the reasons for the enduring popularity of these styles and commented on the award-winning styling of a few of the leading characters.
Harry Crane – Clubmaster Style
From making bold advertising pitches to heading the emerging television department for Sterling Cooper and the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency, Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) equally matches his style with his maturing role. Derek notes that “this style works best when the top of the glasses hits lower than your brow line.”
Lane Pryce – Round Style
As the only Brit partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on Mad Men, Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) isn’t afraid to stand out with strong round frames with a keyhole cutout. “This feature is the ideal way to tie in a vintage look in 2012 and the tortoiseshell print perfectly matches his dapper style.”
Joan Harris – Cat Eye Style
Moving from the secretarial pool to partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) makes a strong statement with her feminine cat eye glasses and glamorous style. Her style has jumped from the screen to the runway to the sidewalks, proving that “this style is making a strong impact in 2012.”