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Dr. Lyle Evans Brings Mad Men Into the Modern Age

Dr. Lyle Evans Brings Mad Men Into the Modern Age

The clothing, sets and references of Mad Men have been noted many times for their strict adherence to historical accuracy, but the most recent episode had something of a red herring that shows how much of an impact the show has with modern audiences.

Roger Sterling, a partner in the fictional agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce makes reference to a “Dr. Lyle Evans” when launching into a tirade against the Japanese executives of Honda, who his partners are trying to win as a client.

“Who the hell is Dr. Lyle Evans?” quips Pete Campbell.

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Dove’s “Real Beauty” Ads May Need to Get Real

Dove's "Real Beauty" Ads May Need to Get Real

An ad soliciting perfect-looking women to model for Dove’s next “Real Beauty” campaign appeared on Craigslist last Friday. At the time the ad was posted, it seemed to have revealed that all Dove actually meant by saying it would feature “real” women was that the ladies would not be professional models. The posting said applicants need not have any scars or tattoos or be too curvy or athletic and must have beautiful arms, legs, hair and faces along with flawless skin. Now Dove claims the ad was not approved.

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Calvin Klein Only Has Eyes for Lara

Calvin Klein Only Has Eyes for Lara

Just when you thought Lara Stone couldn’t get any hotter, the Dutch beauty, who is ranked the No. 1 female model in the world by Models.com, signed on to pose for Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans for fall, marking the first time in years the label has used one face to advertise all three brands.

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Feted Then Banned: the Latest for Louis Vuitton London

Feted Then Banned: the Latest for Louis Vuitton London

Days after opening a grand, multi-level London flagship store with a private shopping area for VIP guests, the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency banned Louis Vuitton from using two of their ads on Wednesday. The agency, which investigates reports from the public, said the images mislead consumers to believe the label’s products are handmade, though the bags, wallets and other accessories LV is famous for are crafted by machine.

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New Study Says Musclemen Aren’t as Appealing as They Think

New Study Says Musclemen Aren't as Appealing as They Think

Here is some potentially good news in follow up to our recent post about the rise of anorexia in men with the advent of the skinny jean: Jamie Dornan and other muscular male models with serious washboard abs are no more appealing than average or chubby men in advertisements, according to a new University of Queensland study.

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