Stylebook: Banana Republic revisits '60s again with 'Mad Men' line

It's baaack! Banana Republic's "Mad Men" capsule collection returns for a third season this week. It is inspired by the hit AMC television series, which will start its sixth season on April 7.

This time, the line will feature more than 50 selections in prints, colors and silhouettes inspired by fashions from the 1960s.

Women can expect short shift dresses, keyhole details, capris and graphic scarves and jewelry. Bold plaids and stripes, skinny ties, sport coats and fedoras are in store for men. Clothes and accessories will retail for $29.50 to $140 for women and $44.50 to $375 for men.

It arrives in select stores Wednesday and online at

Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...

Men's trunk show at Larrimor's: Shop made-to-measure suits handmade in Chicago by Oxxford, a leader in fine menswear since 1916, on Thursday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Information: or 412-471-5727.

FASHION MANIA teen and adult resale: Find new and gently worn brand-name items at bargain prices at a resale event this weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Electronics, home decor, sporting equipment, books, accessories and more will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, when select items will be half off. Parking and admission are free. Information:

Jovani prom trunk show at One Enchanted Evening: Get primped for prom at a trunk show Saturday and Sunday at 11269 Perry Highway in Pine (15090). Julie Durocher, design director for Jovani Fashions, will be on hand at times to offer advice for dressing for the occasion. Jovani's gowns have been worn by celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Information: or 724-934-4330.

Spring savings event at Kristi Boutique: Shop looks for spring from DL1961, Tracy Reese, Joie and more at the Kristi Kash spring sale at Kristi Boutique, 345 Freeport Road, Aspinwall. Monday through March 9, earn $5 off a future purchase for every $25 spent. Browse collections 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: or 412-782-2033.

Also in the news ...

Michelle Obama picks Reed Krakoff for second official portrait: Sorry, Jason Wu, another designer first lady Michelle Obama wore on inauguration day is her pick for her second official White House portrait. Reed Krakoff, president and executive director for Coach, made the navy silk and wool crepe dress Mrs. Obama dons in the latest photo, complemented with a single strand of pearls and her much-discussed new bangs. He also designed the rich blue shift dress and cardigan she wore Jan. 20 to the private swearing-in ceremony in the White House Blue Room, as well as the custom boots she sported the next day for the parade.

Luggage from missing Missoni plane found: Luggage that washed ashore is the latest discovery in the search for missing fashion house leader Vittorio Missoni, his wife and a handful of others, who went missing in January after their plane lost contact on the brief flight from Los Roques to the international airport near Carcas. It was confirmed that the bags belonged to members of the missing party. Italian news outlets also reported last week that wreckage has been uncovered on a shore in Curacao. A search is under way to see if there is a connection between it and the Missoni family.

Rihanna teams up with MAC for makeup deal: The singer is following up her London Fashion Week debut with the announcement that she will collaborate with MAC for four makeup collections that will launch throughout the year, according to Women's Wear Daily.

One will tie in with her concert tour, while others are expected to be seasonal and include a holiday line.


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