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Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a custom designer dress at age 12? That’s what Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka got when she arrived at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards wearing a made-to-measure ice blue Zac Posen dress accessorized with David Webb brooches on the shoulders. “I met up with Zac in New York at his alteleir and I told him my ideas of what I wanted it to be,” the actress told InStyle.com of the process. “He had this whole vision. He’s brilliant. He came up with two sketches and I chose this.” As for the gold, platinum, diamonds and turquoise clips—accessories worth $39,000—it was the designer’s idea. “They’re actually not part of the dress,” she said. “They’re shoulder clips that Zac found. He’s a visionary. They complete the look.” And Posen is proud: “It’s exciting,” he told us of dressing actresses for the show. “They should feel comfortable in what they’re wearing, that’s the most important. And they should have fun!” Mission accomplished!

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