Mad Men Ladies at Women In Film Awards

Posted on June 13, 2013

All the gals who love to hate and hate to love Don Draper got together on the red carpet to laugh at him.

In our heads.


‘Mad Men’ stars Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, January Jones, and Elisabeth Moss attend the 2013 Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.


Kiernan Shipka in MaxMara

This girl.

We cannot say how much we love the tiny purse hanging off her arm. Someone – possibly her – has amazingly good and precise instincts. That’s such a perfect little grace note to a simple look – and something that only a young teen girl can get away with, really.

We’re predicting now that when she hits 18 (possibly 16), she’s going to shock everyone by taking a major step forward in her dressing. She’ll be on all the best-dressed lists of 2018.


Jessica Paré

It’s … well… A for effort, is all we can say. It’s an interesting and unexpected choice, and both the color and the top half of it work really well, but it just feels a little …. crotchy to us. And we hate the length of the pants. Shoes, unlike children, should be seen.


January Jones in Mary Katrantzou

We just love that she’s pretty much dressed as Betty Draper, something we almost never see her do in the real world. It’s kind of a pleasant surprise. We love that dress. It really says something about how influential the show is that this kind of dress is now commonly referred to as a “Betty Draper dress.”


Elisabeth Moss in Pucci

Honey, no.

The only thing this look needs is the piece of toilet paper stuck to the heel of the shoe. Just to complete the image of the drunk bridesmaid who just ran out of the ladies room at the wedding reception at the sound of her favorite song playing and hit the dance floor with her skirt shoved into her panties.

Come on, ladies. You’ve all been there.




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  • sugarkane105

    I love how the preteen is putting them all to shame.

    • Jessica Freeman

      As she does on just about every red carpet she walks.

    • lac87

      Imagine her thoughts when she shows up looking impeccable to see the other three. There has to be a little bit of victory in that smile of hers.

  • Kiernan? WERQ.
    Jessica? Cocktail hostess, circa 1981
    January? The bodice is oddly blocky looking and I dislike the hemlength, though overall the dress is a great one.
    Elizabeth? Honey, you lost the bottom of your dress somewhere.

    • ricky rocky

      Jessica’s color choice is so odd, not a fan of this color..she obviously wanted something “up” this was not it.

    • Glammie

      Oh she didn’t lose the bottom, she just forgot to pull it back down. Ouch. Man it’s bad.

      Love Kiernan’s shoes–look really is perfect.

      One of the best RC looks I’ve ever seen on January–love the dress–but, yeah, it could use longer sleeves (3/4?) or a neckline or something. But, love the print and general style.

    • Aaminah Khan

      I like Jessica’s look solely because they didn’t put her in that nightmarish eye makeup she’s usually sporting on the RC. Looks like she finally threw a tantrum, fired her makeup gay and got someone who knows how to make her face look softer in photos.

  • WendyD

    Are we still sure that Kiernan wasn’t created in a lab from John & January’s DNA by AMC? It is becoming more and more uncanny.

    • Little_Olive

      I was watching a rerun yesterday and realized she looks (or they make her look) so much like… young Don!!! Yes, she (Sally, actually) carries the same slightly downturned eyes, inner-questioning gaze and saddened expression as that clueless, sickly kid. Can’t believe I didn’t realize earlier.

      • SylviaFowler

        I completely agree with this. Also, the only thing about her that makes people think she looks like January is that her hair is blonde. If her head hair was the same color as her eyebrows, she would look as if Jon Hamm had generated and birthed her, all by himself.

  • veriance

    I don’t like Betty’s dress, makes her look stumpy, which we all know she’s not.

    Like the color of EM’s outfit, but that’s about it.

    Also, if you like EM, you should watch “top of the lake.” She’s wonderful.

    • charlotte

      I loved her in “Top of the Lake”. As nobody seems to win an Emmy for Mad Men, I hope she wins for this.

    • Edwina3

      Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake is wondrous indeed, she looked beautiful and her acting was as masterful as it gets. Hope she gets some Emmy love for her efforts.
      At least her hair looks better here and the color is so lovely but that vajayjay highlighting skirt is just all kinds of wrong.

    • 3boysful

      I don’t like the color of Betty’s dress, either. Not good with her coloring.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    Spot on, as usual!

  • Funkykatt

    Yes, we have been there unfortunately others have had to tell us about it.

  • Keirnan – Of course is the best dressed on there. Bless her.
    Jessica – Die jumpsuits, die!
    January – Any time she looks that cheerful, I assume she’s faking her ass off. Also, I hate her makeup and hair.
    Elizabeth – Sweet Baby Scientology-loving Jesus, NO.

    • Carol

      “Sweet Baby Scientology-loving Jesus” is just about the funniest thing I’ve read all week! I’m going to try to work it into as many conversations as possible.

  • NinaBoo

    I haven’t been there ONLY because my most excellent gay cousin stopped me dead in my tracks if I tried to step out in public with anything stuck, tucked, or hanging where it shouldn’t be. And lipstick…he always loved a good strong lip.

    Okay, I’m going to have a cry now.

    • amywinns

      oh hey, sorry for your loss. he must have been a lot of fun and helped you find your personal style. i hope you soon can think of him with just a smile and not a cry. best wishes to you.

  • Yulie29

    What do you mean, 2018? Kiernan can be on all the best dressed lists right now. I can’t think of another actress who looks so good on a consistent basis. Whoever is styling her should get a bonus.

    • EricaVee

      Not sure if it’s true, but a comment elsewhere on this site said she picks her own red carpet looks!

  • Jessica Freeman

    Jessica could have added a fun belt and taken up the hem and nailed the lady pants, and her hair, is also bad. January, hunny, you look downright fantastic. Smiling, soft hair, everything. Elizabeth, just, the hell? Kiernan FTW. Always.

    • purpleprose78

      And JJ wasn’t giving epic bitchface. I thought that was a nice change. 🙂 (Not that there is anything wrong with epic bitch face.)

      • Denise Alden

        I know, I love her bitchface, but then she smiles and looks happy like this and I like her even more! I just want to know where the heck Christina Hendricks is.

    • EdithP

      There is so much expanse between Jessica’s belt and crotch. It’s like some piece of jewelry or something needs to go there.

    • MK03

      Jessica’s hair is the worst part of the look. It looks like her hair dryer died mid-blowout.

  • teensmom99

    Maybe only a teen can wear illusion netting/lace and not have it look stupid. As to Lizzy: someone has to help her figure out what to wear with her broad shoulders. Our dear uncles are trying their best but it’s not getting through. I think the skirt could have worked with the right top. Well, maybe not, but it would have been better. As to the 2nd and 3rd Mrs. Drapers: I love that they are each wearing slightly updated versions of their characters’ clothes. Jessica’s boo boo, I think, was actually to play it down–those hostess pajamas need big hair and big jewelry.

    • Macunaima

      I knew JJ was tiny, but you can really see how tiny she is when she makes EMoss look fat.

  • I DO love Elisabeth Moss with the blonde hair, though. That dress is a minty disaster.

  • lac87

    I was struggling to find words for what’s going on with Elisabeth. Should’ve known TLo would nail it before I even got the chance. It hurts because I love her. She, more than the rest of them, really has a chance to shine in relation to how her character dresses, and it happens so rarely. Do love the color if I squint out the details.

  • Alyssa Caruso Ivins

    peggy’s skirt is weird but that IS an awesome color on her and i just love her so i think she’s still cute! but of course kiernan takes first place. she’s growing into a real beauty! and one with good taste no less!

  • charlotte

    Everyone older than 13 should go home and change. Have they learned nothing from Kiernan?

  • ConnieBV

    I’m sad that EM found a way to make a Pucci boring.

  • mommyca

    i love them!!!!! Ok, i have to confess something that just happened: I went into a colleague’s office and she was talking to somebody else and they were both wearing blouses in shades of green, and my first thought was: “oh, they are both wearing green, what does it mean?” I’m worried: I think I caught a “Mad Style syndrome”!!!!!

  • Heather

    Is it bad that I want Kiernan’s haircut, dress, and bag when I’m more than old enough to be her mother? (And tho the shoes are cute I want to pull her aside and say, ‘honey, those are going to give you bunions. Quit now while you’re ahead.)

    I’m always confused by pants that are far too long for someone tall. Were they made to be worn by stilt-walkers?

    JJ’s dress is pretty, but she seems overdressed for the occasion. And Lizzie… I won’t even go there.

    The pic of the 4 of them together is super cute.


    Like Angelina Jolie, January looks a thousand times prettier when she’s not scowling.

  • Mary229

    Such a great mix of looks here! All lovely women.

  • Heather

    Also… Lizzie still has her black Sharpie home-grown manicure… honey what’s up? There are nail salons on every corner in LA. Mani-pedi is like $25!!

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Elizabeth: Your skirt looks like a courtain…

    • Rand Ortega

      A shower curtain.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Elisabeths’ top and bottom do NOT work at all. the top is like the bodice of those shiteous two-piece bridesmaid dresses. Woof.

    • Heather

      I think those were invented with the idea that you’ll be more likely to “wear it again” – as tho I have more use for an aqua satin skirt than I have for an aqua satin dress.

  • carnush

    Poor Elizabeth. She needs help with the dressing, doesn’t she?

    • muelonil

      Maybe Kiernan could carry her to the deep end next time.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    What on earth is going on with Jessica Pare’s hair? That’s my ‘I didn’t have time to shower before the school run and errands this morning’ barnet.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Love JJ’s dress, but I wish the shoe had a little more height and impact.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    I’d give anything for Kiernan to be rolling her eyes a la Sally Draper at Betty in Elisabeth Moss’s general direction, ‘you are so embarrassing’.

  • iheartbuffy

    Why can JJ never put on, for lack of a better term, street make up correctly? She always looks too made up to me, like she’s about to walk onto the set. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be a little done up for the RC, but it’s just too much. Cute dress though.

  • elemspbee

    but preteen shoes awful.

  • Jenny

    I don’t mind Jessica’s outfit as much as her wet dog hair.

    And Elizabeth does have some nice legs. That’s about all the nice there is to say about that.

    • Agatha Guilluame

      But why is she standing with her legs so wide apart in the first shot. My grandma would say she was “breezing” i.e. letting some air in… It looks unbecoming in such a tiny skirt with the front and center petal effect.

  • Cameron Turner

    From left to right: 1. So cute, love the shoes. 2. Meh 3. No 4. Hells to the NO

  • bertkeeter

    Not loving JJ’s look here…think the closed toe looks frumpy. A sandal / heel would possibly take out of dumpyland?

    • MK03

      Several inches off the hem would help a lot too.

      • demidaemon


  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I think it’s funny that Kiernan and January look like they’re going to the same event while Jessica and Elisabeth do not. Elisabeth should have just worn “dress” shorts instead of that overly complicated-looks like a bathroom mistake skirt.

    • Frank_821

      Actually I would not be surprised if they coordinated ahead of time. Miss Jones in an interview says those 2 have bonded over fashion and she’s in awe of Kieran’s instincts

      • Macunaima

        We’re all in awe of Kieran’s instincts.

  • I think that each of these women has a good sense in style. Elizabeth Moss is so much prettier than she is on the show. Her makeup and clothing on the show are too harsh for her. I love her as a blonde. But….

    At first glance, and at second glance, the skirt looks like it’s caught in her underpants. (I assume that is what you guys are talking about; the toilet paper would be a nice addition.)

    I agree about Kiernan and her sense of style. I hope, I hope, I hope that she handles her fame and her transition into adulthood with grace without drinking and drugs. Maybe the alcohol in the show will turn her off. I can think of two young girls who made interesting transitions into adulthood: Miley Cyrus and Evan Rachel Wood. I hope that Kiernan handles her personal life in a more quiet, comfortable way.

  • Sally, FTW. Jessica’s hairstyle is tragic.

  • Kate Andrews

    Elisabeth Moss gets the fuzzy end of the lollipop again! I actually really love January’s dress + hair. And of course Kiernan scores again.

  • czarina

    Oh, that is January Jones? Huh, didn’t recognize her with a SMILE on her face.

    Oh Kiernan, you are the very best!

    • aeb1986

      seriously! no epic bitch face??

    • JJ is humming “I’m the prettiest girl in the picture!” to herself. At least, that’s what I think whenever I see her smile.

  • Judy_J

    I suggest that Elizabeth swallow her pride and arrange to have a consultation with Kiernan. That girl knows how to dress!

  • crash1212

    I love Jessica’s hair – looks new. The color on Elisabeth really makes her eyes pop. Kiernan is perfect in every way.

    • Edwina3

      Agreed about Jessica’s hair, the length is more flattering for the shape of her face.

  • cowper

    Elizabeth Moss is going through that awkward rebellious teenage period where she’s trying to figure out her style and dyeing her hair and getting tattoos….can’t you imagine a tattoo on her shoulder? It’s the stage that Kiernan Shipka seems to have magically skipped.

    • alyce1213

      ‘Awkward rebellious teenage period’ at the age of 31, and in the business since she’s a kid.

  • filmcricket

    Hem Jessica’s pants and I think we’ve got a winner there. Sally & Betty look great. Ms Moss: just no. The sad thing is, it looks like a really pretty skirt might be tucked up underneath that bodice. Set it free!

  • Nancer

    Kiernan Shipka for the win!

  • Maryanne525

    Genuinely cackling at the caption of the last picture. Don’t even have to be a bridesmaid – I’ve seen that plenty of times at the regular bar on a regular Thursday. OHHHHMYGAHHH THIS IS MY JAAAAAM!

  • pattie capet

    don’t hate me, but i don’t like anything but the purse. one funny thing about their wildly divergent styles here, they don’t look like they even know each other and have been assembled to take a snapshot for some odd reason,

  • I love the print on JJ’s dress but I think the shape could be more flattering.

  • JP

    The Draper mom & kid look fab. Draper stepmommy? Looks like she’s about to cry out “Do the hustle!” in a ’70s disco. As for Peggy, bless her heart. Her journey on the fashion short bus continues apace.

    • demidaemon

      Man, that just made me think of Jill from Charlie’s Angels.

  • smh4748

    Something seems off about JJ’s dress bodice. Too boxy. I think it’s a little too big for her–and I’m also not 100% sure she’s wearing a bra. No need to go to Betty bullet braworld, but she needs to support them a little better, or it just adds to the heavy, weighted-down appearance of the dress on her.

  • majorbedhead

    Kiernan Shipka is the only reason I’m still watching Mad Men. I’m finding season one to be exceedingly dull.

    Pants suits need to die a thousand fiery deaths.And poor Elizabeth. It’s like a mint green diaper.

  • SylviaFowler

    Jessica and Kiernan are adorable.

  • chylde

    Aww.. Peggy! What were you thinking?

  • mhleta

    Jessica Parre: Parisian Night Suit, except incredibly mundane. This needed some spectacular jewelry to doll it up, and even then.

    JJ: Love the dress but it’s oppressing the girls, making them sit too low on her body, and making this look a little dowdy when it should be perky and spectacular. She needs a bra with this dress.

    EM: “the drunk bridesmaid who just ran out of the ladies room at the wedding reception at the sound of her favorite song playing and hit the dance floor with her skirt shoved into her panties.” My first thought, verbatim.

    KS: Yes! Lovely Young Lady Dress. She’s got great instincts. Keep it up!

  • altalinda

    For someone my age (mid-50’s) carrying a purse on a crooked arm, a la Kiernan, reads grandmotherly.

    • alyce1213

      I do believe there is a wise, older woman inside that young girl — she has an old soul, if you will. And there she is — holding that purse!

  • AmeliaEve

    Lizzie looks like half a mermaid here. Like Ariel decided to go for the legs but not all the way, so she kept some of her fishtail too. Bizarre.

    JJ feels like an “almost.” I think the problem is that her waist is not defined enough for that dress. The fabric looks slack around her midriff, and it ruins the the contrasting curves we should be getting with a dress like that. Have it tailored or belt it in, and maybe just a little bit of crinoline to balance that skirt.

    I kind of love how Jessica’s outfit echos the pants she’s been wearing all season on the show. As JJ’s look reaches back to the early 60s, Jessica’s gives a more mod vibe. I don’t like the fit of the pants, though.

    I would like to adopt Kiernan so I could just watch her do her magical thing and maybe take me shopping.

    • Eric Stott

      I think Jessica’s outfit would be sensational for lounging around the house, but for an event it needs to be kicked up a notch.

      • mhleta

        Yeah, it reads “PTA Meeting ca. 1977.” Too pedestrian for an event.

  • MzzPants

    I want to rip that dress of JJ’s body and keep it for my very own.

  • MilaXX

    Kiernan FTW
    She is best dressed here. January is a close second. Lizzie & Jessica need to go home and try again

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Oh Pegs…your crotch is eating your dress.

  • Little_Olive

    “The only thing this look needs is the piece of toilet paper stuck to the heel of the shoe.”

    I love it when you pin down exactly what is in the air but I can’t put my finger on.

  • Eric Stott

    I love Elizabeth moss but she has questionable taste. I guess who i really love is Peggy Olson.

  • another_laura

    I’d give JJ the win, here. You have to take KS out of the competition – who could possibly win against a young teen fashionista? And Elizabeth sticks out like a very sore thumb; what is with that woman?

  • msdamselfly

    Love to see January smiling and with that soft wave in her hair. Also like the demure dress. Great overall look!

  • Kristobel

    Yikes, Jessica. That hair is tragic and while I like the idea of the jumpsuit, it needed something to break up all that teal. A chunky necklace and a contrasting belt would have helped. January looks amazing, Kiernan is killing it, and Elizabeth just confirmed that tulip skirts look good on NO ONE.

  • Lanus

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a big round of applause to our next guest, Elizabeth Moss’ vagina! ~dramatic curtain opening~

  • melanie0866

    January’s dress is a bit too long, maybe? Or maybe it’s the camera angle. Anyway, looks frumpy. Jessica’s pantsuit is SO ugly. Elizabeth’s skirt looks like a diaper. Kiernan is adorbs. Her picture should be next to the word “adorbs” in the dictionary.

  • jilly_d


    -that’s exactly what just happened.

  • boldprint

    Kiernan, be my BFF? she always dresses tastefully yet youthfully.

    Jan looks faboo, though the skirt could be shorter.

    the others need to go back to the drawing board.

    ETA: I’m using the word “crotchy” in a sentence today.

  • Fordzo

    I didn’t know you guys were at my sister’s wedding, too. You should have said “Hi”.

  • butterflysunita

    I love January Jones’s dress. But what really makes the look work is that she is actually smiling–a real smile. How did that happen?

  • 1tsplove

    OMG I laughed so much when we got to “Honey, no…” my stomach is in pain. What the heck was she thinking?!

  • Qitkat

    What I love about this is seeing all these ladies together, smiling, when it could never, ever, happen on the show.

  • surfergirl70

    Cackling at the drunk bridesmaid description for Elizabeth Moss. So spot on. And I don’t understand Jessica Pare’s outfit at all.

  • ricky rocky

    Miss Shipka ! You are totally bringing it. Not super crazed with the dress, but with your kisser glad bags would rock. Seriously, wow.

  • Rand Ortega

    Kiernan: This kid doesn’t miss! Psst, hey Kiernan– if this acting thing gets boring, you’ve got an incredible career as a stylist in your future.
    Jessica: Montgomery Ward called. It wants its clothes back. My mother had that exact outfit circa 1969, belt included. I hated it then, too. OMG, is that a jumpsuit? I thought it was 2 pieces. It’s even worse than I thought.
    January: Beautiful. It’s so Betty, yet so modern & sophisticated. Very happy w/ this choice. MK is definitely your friend, JJ.
    Elizabeth: What can be said that hasn’t already been said? She looks just drunk enough to cuss out the bride for stealing her man.

  • ricky rocky

    Miss Moss: You are so so so loved. But..whomever you have helping you is hurting you. I saw this dress and immediately thought, Gunga Don’t.

  • lrober03

    Oh Elizabeth Moss. Everything from her shoulders to her hips looks wider than it should. It jars me to see her legs emerge from that skirt so close together.

  • librarygrrl64

    It says something when the young teen is tied for Best Dressed in this group. Oh Liz, LIZ!

  • marlie

    January and Kiernan win this for me by FAR. Both are in perfect, lovely, flattering looks. Elizabeth’s dress is SO unfortunate. I love the color of Jessica’s jumpsuit, but it’s a JUMPSUIT. And a not terribly flattering one, at that.

  • decormaven

    Glory! That’s such a disconnect on EM’s look, my mind is just spinning. And Miss Shipka, you are working it in style, m’dear. Kudos! I like JJ’s dress- so very Betty Draper- but Jessica Pare missed the boat by not pulling a vintage pendant necklace for that look. Even that crazy item her soap actress character sported (the gold necklace worn with the red crocheted jumpsuit) would have worked here.

  • appliquer

    Kiernan schooled them all!

  • CrazyAuntie

    January wins it for me. Too funny about Elizabeth – toilet paper! …you guys….

  • Claudia Berry

    No, I haven’t been there, but I have been the girl whose thighs rubbed and made her shorts keep creeping up the middle and I’d have to tug them down every few feet, and that’s exactly what Elisabeth looks like.

    Kiernan Shipka – Vogue cover – give it 3 years, max.

  • Tracy_Flick

    1. Cute
    2. Mrs. Roper
    3. Ugly print that makes her look boxy
    4. Regardless of anything else, it seems wrong for the occasion

  • jozie310

    Lizzy needs Kiernan’s stylist asap.

  • bd73

    i think the pantsuit is fine if a little boring. shipka’s shoes are too old for her. jones is perfection. moss… well, there’ll be more of these things.

  • MichelleRafter

    Elizabeth Moss is celebrating. She lived in jeans and a parka for umpteen weeks filming “The Top of the Lake” in the wilds of New Zealand (which she was AMAZING in in you haven’t seen it) and then got to go back to the bouffant hair and tasteful office wear of the late 60s. Now that she’s on a break, she’s cut her hair and is getting all girly again. So props to her for that, even if this particular dress is a thumbs down.

  • amandafg

    That closeup of Kiernan makes me think that in a couple of years she will start toppin,g all of those Most Beautiful Celebrities lists. I hope she never plucks those eyebrows. And her eyelashes are insane.

  • katiessh

    what is it with the mad men women? Does janie bryant have some kind of contract that they can never look as good in real life as they do on the show? None of them ever get it quite right- they’re always slightly, or completely off. Maybe kieran does well on the red carpet because on the show they dress her like she’s a little kid

  • stephbellard

    The two Mrs Drapers and Peggy are finally comparing notes on what an asshole is. Sally agrees but she’s silently thinking how much she hates two out of three of those ladies as well.

  • Melanie

    I think Jessica Pare looks great. And Kiernan kills it, as usual.

  • PrunellaV

    What a motley crew. The little girl embarrasses the rest of them, once again.

  • Further proof that someone has to cast Kiernan as Emma Watson’s younger sister in a film. (Maybe “The Bling Ring 2”?)

  • anotherkate

    It’s a shame about Jessica’s look, because that color is stunning on her and HER FACE is so pretty. Elisabeth Moss makes me happy because it looks like she has gained a lot of confidence in her appearance lately. Sure, she misses a lot, but I love her smile, her jaunty hair, her confident stance. She is endearing to me.

    Kiernan: perfect, adorable, ladylike. January: lovely dress, wish she had worn heels.