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For fall, some designers were inspired by the AMC show “Mad Men,” set in 1960. Interpretations of the era’s manicured look ran the gamut from the staple sheath — “It’s body-consciously sexy without being overtly sexual,” said costume designer Janie Bryant — to flirty fit-and-flare numbers.

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The ‘Mad’ and the Beautiful

Michael Kors may be known for his passion for the disco era, but he glanced elsewhere for inspiration this season: the early Sixties à la TV’s “Mad Men.” Here, a chic career-gal suit straight out of the fictitious Sterling Cooper ad agency.

PHOTOS BY JOHN AQUINO, KYLE ERICKSEN, STEPHANE FEUGERE AND MAURICIO MIRANDA