In her role as Joan Harris, office manager for the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising firm on the hit show Mad Men, Christina Hendricks is always clad in form-fitting fashions from the 60s. However, the actress routinely draws attention for her off-camera style; she favors svelte, extremely low-cut pieces. Her unapologetic and sassy style has just been celebrated by Vivienne Westwood, who chose the actress to be the face of the environmentally-conscious Get a Life Palladium jewelry collection (above). Christina radiates confidence, and her daring fashion choices have earned her many admirers.
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The actress looked pretty tame in a black and white dress, featuring an oversized tie collar, at the January 2008 Breaking Bad premiere at Sony Studios. The wild black bird detail on her one-sleeved Catherine Malandrino Fall 2009 dress was hard to miss at the Mad Men Season 3 premiere in August 2009.
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Running errands in Los Angeles back in February 2010, Christina opted for comfort with a faded denim button-up shirt, dark jeans, cowboy boots, and a quilted black bag. She took a mermaid silhouette to the next level for her appearance at the Elton John Foundation's annual Academy Awards viewing party. The black Pre-Fall 2009 Alexander McQueen dress was modified from the runway version.
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The L'Wren Scott Fall 2010 blue chiffon gown Christina selected for the 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala was offset by a feathered shoulder accent. The actress isn't shy about showing off cleavage, but we think this may have been a bit much. A loose, plunging jumpsuit was a playful choice for the "Project Natal" June 2010 world premiere for Xbox 360, held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.
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The fantastic geometric neckline garnered most of the attention on the black Christian Siriano gown Christina wore to the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. It was L'Wren Scott again for the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this year. This time, the actress chose a sparkly dress from the Fall 2010 collection that, unfortunately, looked like a really expensive robe. Thankfully, a pair of Rene Caovilla shoes helped make it less boudoir and more red carpet.
Christina seems more interested in leaving an impression than securing a spot on anyone's best-dressed list. Hit or miss, that unabashed approach is why we're such big fans.