‘Mad Men’ Costumes Snubbed for Emmy Nomination: ‘Mad Men’ vs. ‘Downton Abbey’ Style (PHOTOS)

Rachel Levy / July 19, 2012

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It’s on between the Victorian Vixens and Sixties Swingers!

The 2012 Emmy Nominees were announced July 19, and shocker — AMC’s Mad Men has been snubbed despite its trend-setting costume designs.

Instead the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences decided the English series, Downton Abbey, has more stand out apparel to ooh and ah over.

But which series has created more fashion buzz around town?

The influence of Mad Men, featuring the handsome Jon Hamm and busty Christina Hendricks in the sixties’ advertising-centric world, has spread like wildfire throughout the fashion community.

Celebs love their 60s-inspired pieces —  some faves being dresses that cinch at the waist, cropped pants, shrunken cardigans. Social media sites such as Pinterest have pages purely devoted to the seductive style.

And retail power houses, including The Gap and cosmetics brand Estee Lauder, have launched limited-edition collections reflecting the retro look.

Based in the early 1900s, about the years leading up to World War I, Downton Abbey is progressively making a name for itself, as well.

A-listers Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Simpson have both been spotted in their wide brim hats, similar to the historic Brit style of the PBS series.

Legendary designer, Ralph Lauren, even played the Downton Abbey soundtrack in the background of his fall runway show.

Looks like there’s some competition brewing in the midst of these two hit shows.

Watch the video below to learn more about how these shows are influencing fashion.

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