While we ever so impatiently count down the days until the August 11th launch of the Janie Bryant x Banana Republic Mad Men inspired collection, Jaime King apparently need no longer wait. The actress officially became the first to step out in a look from the limited edition collection when she wore the ivory lace cap-sleeved dress to the Carrera Sunglasses Escape LA event this week.
King’s styling of the dress, though, was anything but 60′s. Instead of a pair of sensible heels, she wore the very feminine lace dress with a pair of Prada Fall 2011 wing-tip platform espadrille oxfords. You’d never catch Betty Draper in this ensemble, but I’m loving it for all the same reasons I adored Alexa Chung in Erdem last month. The shoes are completely unexpected and bring just the right amount of edge to an otherwise very lovely, ladylike piece.
Craving some Mad Men inspired fashion too? Check out the full Janie Bryant x Banana Republic lookbook here and mark your calendars for the launch next week!
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