It's only a matter of days now (yesssss!) until Sunday's season premiere of "Mad Men," when we'll finally be reacquainted with Sally Draper and her duffle coats, Peter Pan collars and shift dresses. But for now, it's time to appreciate Kiernan Shipka -- the 14-year-old acting prodigy who portrays her -- out of costume, with her innate sense of style, perfect brows and apparent immunity to that teenage awkward phase. (My grammy once warned me that everyone goes through a weird stage when your nose is too big for the rest of your face. This evidently does not apply to Kiernan Shipka.)
Shipka stars in a multipage spread shot by Williams & Hirakawa in May's Vanity Fair, and it's stunning. The washed out beachside color palette, retro road bike and slight victory roll hairdos would befit a shoot starring one of her retro fashion idols (Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, as she told the mag), though the wardrobe -- a variety of (virgin!) cocktail party-ready dresses from the likes of Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and DSquared2 -- is anything but.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind putting on some Louboutins and going for a seaside bicycle ride right about now...
Head to Vanity Fair for the rest of Shipka's shoot.