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Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) smolders in a red floral frock. Photo courtesy of AMC


Lucky for "Mad Men" fanatics, the show's famed female cast of January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and Elisabeth Moss sported dreamy frocks on not one, but two channels last night.

Before season 4's sixth episode hit the AMC airwaves, the three actresses stepped out in elegant and modern style at the Emmy Awards -- Jones in bright blue Versace, Hendricks in bosom-baring lilac Zac Posen, and Moss in artfully draped nude Donna Karan. (Read StyleList's full recap of the night's fashions.)

After the lovely ladies and their talented co-stars nabbed a much deserved award for Best Dramatic Series -- for the third season in a row -- as well as Best Writing, viewers got to double their fun by traveling back to 1965 with the latest episode of "Mad Men," which also didn't disappoint on the fashion front.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the show was set around Sterling Cooper Draper Price being nominated for a Clio advertising award, which the team ends up winning.

Per usual, office manager Joan Harris (played by Hendricks) smolders as she accompanies the boys to the awards ceremony wearing a bright red dress with a delicately pleated scoop neck and watercolor floral pattern. In addition to her dress, her perfectly matched coral lips also make our hearts skip a little.

Another exciting moment occurs when copywriter Peggy Olson (Moss) strips off her conservative navy and mustard dress and shows her somewhat cumbersome white brassiere and matching slip in response to a challenge posed by the company's new art director. (Read about the collaboration between Maidenform and "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant.)

On a more buttoned-up note, the episode closed out with Betty Draper (a role that earned Jones an Emmy nomination) wearing her signature pastels, sporting a yellow and gray Chanel-like tweed skirt suit with big buttons and exaggerated lapels that we could totally see Anna Wintour rocking in 2010!

Which character do you think was Best Dressed for episode 6? Let us know in a comment below.

In related news, read how "Mad Men" might have ignited the high-waisted panties trend.