Talk about a stocking stuffer

Who wouldn't want to unwrap "Mad Men's" Joan Holloway this holiday?

By Amy Benfer

Published November 25, 2008 8:09PM (EST)

OK, take a minute just to stop, stare and gasp with glee. That's what I did when I ran across these swoon-worthy images of Sterling-Cooper's curvilicious head secretary (via Nerve). I don't know what mad genius came up with the idea to immortalize "Mad Men's" Joan Holloway -- played by the divine Christina Hendricks -- in glorious full color, but I can't think of anyone more deserving of the mid-century pinup treatment.  We'll lose the retrograde politics of the show, but we'll take those clothes any day! 

The divine Ms. H and her ladies certainly have plenty to do with the '60s fashion revival  (and, in fact, those with some dressmaking skills might just be able to translate these into patterns). But why stop there? Don Draper's wardrobe may stop at the gray flannel suit, but I'd still pay to dress him up for work each morning.

Amy Benfer

Amy Benfer is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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