That's better! Mad Men stars January Jones and Jon Hamm clean up their act for show's new season launch
10:03 GMT, 15 March 2012
The night before they looked a little less glamorous than their onscreen alter-egos. But tonight the cast of Mad Men cleaned up their act – with a necessary shave for star Jon Hamm, and a figure-hugging LBD for January Jones at the official AMC premiere of the show's Season Five.
January, 34, stepped out in a risque little black dress with cutouts at the waist. showing off a slither of her toned abs and back, as well as a low-cut style at the top, flaunting plenty of her decolletage.
Betty Draper certainly would not approve.
Daring: January looked much more groomed than the previous night at Paleyfest, when she showed off her pink streaked hair
Peekaboo look: The 34-year-old's attire featured slits around her middle showing off a slither of her toned abs and back, as well as a low-cut style at the top, flaunting plenty of her decolletage
The flirty frock feature a flutter of cream on the frilled fishtail hem.
thrilled with her choice of attire, January, who gave birth to her son
Xander in September last year, twirled as she posed for the cameras.
time January wore her pink streaked bob in Betty's signature curled
style. Her look was quite a contrast to her 60s style tunic yesterday.
The actress was also joined by her on-screen ex-husband Jon Hamm, who arrived on the arm of his long-term partner Jennifer Westfeldt.
Upgrade: Jon Hamm slips back into his smooth Don Draper persona after shaving for the show's premiere
Happy couple: The actress was also joined by her on-screen ex-husband Jon Hamm, who arrived on the arm of his wife Jennifer Westfeldt
The 42-year-old actress nearly stole the spotlight from her man, looking gorgeous in a bright green strapless dress.
Mad Men alter-ego Don Draper would have certainly approved of the
41-year-old's own attire consisting of a grey suit, crisp white shirt
and precious metal tie.
Look of love: The 42-year-old actor gazed proud and lovingly at his long-term partner
January and Jon's on-screen daughter Kiernan Shipka was also on hand at event.
While the 12-year-old looked older
than young years, she was age appropriate in a pale pink and silver
dress paired with beige shoes featuring a small platform heel.
The much anticipated lead-up to Season
Five of the hit AMC show has been going for weeks now and excitement for
the show's return is fever pitch.
Co-stars: January and Jon's on-screen daughter Kiernan Shipka and Alison Brie, who plays Pete Campbell's wife Trudy, were also on hand at event
Sleek updo: Alison Brie wore a tight graphic print dress and her hair in a chic updo
and January's characters has been split since season three in the plot
and have since moved on, with Betty now married to Henry Francis and Don
proposing to his secretary Megan Calvert (Jessica Par) during the
cliff-hanger last episode of season four.
Fans of the show will be keen to see how the fifth season will kick off after it culminated in a shock proposal from Don.
Don surprised viewers by choosing a
relationship with the straight-forward young secretary over one with
clever doctor Faye Miller who knew the truth about his past and
Dapper: Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell in the series put on a a suit and tie but didn't bother with a shave
During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Jon discussed Don's new relationship with Megan.
He agreed that Don's new relationship might finally let him be open to being loved.
'Part of Don’s baggage is this sense of keeping everything so close to the vest,' he said.
was the fundamental issue with Betty — there was no room to really be
vulnerable or be loved, because it was all held back by this secret and
not from an unwillingness to share, an unwillingness to open up.'
Smooth: Silver fox John Slattery ditched his glasses and slicked up his hair for a handsome look
The boys: John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling, and show creator Matthew Weiner had a laugh at the event
also hinted that the relationship may be a mistake for Don, after his
character popped the question after only a matter of weeks of knowing
'…There is the scene, the really
great scene with when Joan and Peggy are like, “That’s the kind of
person that person marries.” They have this moment where they are like,
“What is this guy doing”'
Keep it in the family: Executive producer Matthew Weiner (L) with wife Linda Brettler (top 2nd L) and sons (L-R) Ellis. Arlo, Marten and Charlie who stars in the show
Jon's new on-screen love Jessica Pare
also teased in a recent interview with the Independent: ‘I can't
confirm or deny anything about the new season. They're engaged but I
can't tell you if the wedding has (happened) or will actually happen.’
Additionally, writer Matthew Weiner
has added to the intrigue ahead of the new series launch by revealing
that the theme of this season will be 'every man for himself'.
He added: 'There are always curve balls.
If you could plan it out, it’s no fun. I don’t want the audience to be
bored, and I don’t want to be bored.'
Lucky man: Jared Harris, who plays Lane Pryce in the show, was accompanied by his actress girlfriend Allegra Riggio
Big night: Earlier in the day Hamm and Westfeldt were seen leaving their Los Feliz home to hope into an awaiting limo