In some cases it's possible to read too much into things (4 months studying Death of a Salesman, anyone?), but I really think it would be hard to overestimate the effect Mad Men/Lara Stone have had on clothing styles of late. Obviously, despite the publishing world's best efforts, women are not walking around with 50s-style prom-dress skirts a la Louis Vuitton/Prada. But I think there has been a real resurgence lately of a more sophisticated dressing-one which is flattering for people over the age of 25. It explains the rise in editorials such as the ones pictures below-sexy secretary styles all over the shop-and it's why, when we saw all the heavily studded S/S '11 catwalks (Burberry, why? Just why?) our hearts sank just a little. Or maybe that was just me...?