Season 6 of Mad Men comes to an end tonight! Will you be watching? While we’re sad that our quality time with Don Draper will be wrapping up until the next batch of episodes, we’re even more excited to tie up the plot lines we’ve been obsessing over. What is going on with Megan and Don’s relationship? Will we ever find out about Joan‘s potential Avon account? Most importantly, what will Betty, Megan, Peggy, and Joan be wearing? Week after week, we spoke to the show’s costume designer Janie Bryant, who gave us all the details on how each look came together. Refresh your memory and click the photo to see every style moment from season 6 — Bob Benson‘s printed shorts included!
“It was a big one!” That is how costume designer Janie Bryant described the latest episode of Mad Men. And she’s right. With scenes at home, in the office, en route to the beach, and at a children’s camp, Bryant worked hard to make sure each look was just right for the scene. “It’s about the costume being able to speak to the scene emotionally or evoke a mood or tell something about the character,” she said of how she picked the dozens of looks. We loved so many of them—Joan’s perfectly nautical beach look, Peggy’s happy polka dot dress, and Bob Benson’s short shorts among them. Click to get the inside scoop on the costumes from this week’s episode.
What was going on with Mad Men?! Drugs, burglars, funerals—it was a memorable episode to say the least, even if we’re not quite sure what to make of it. One thing we do know: Once again, the costumes swept us right into the world of the late ’60s, thanks to the work of costume designer Janie Bryant. “The show is so great because it’s not about one thing,” Bryant told InStyle.com. “It’s so multi-layered, and that’s how we are in life. There are so many characters.” Click to get the inside scoop on the costumes from this week’s episode.
Mad Men got saucy on Sunday night, and so did the clothes! Costume designer Janie Bryant crafted each of the looks to reflect the characters’ feelings, including Sylvia’s affair dress in a passionate red hue, Peggy’s back-to-the-Don-Draper-Show subtle three-piece suit, and Joan’s office-commanding royal blue look. Click through to find out all the details on this week’s looks for episode seven of Mad Men‘s sixth season.
Mad Men just keeps getting better! This week, we saw the women of the show go through very intense emotions—Megan craved Don’s attention again, Joan showed her frustration, and Peggy proved her innocence—and their wardrobe helped tell the story thanks to the work of costume designer Janie Bryant. “Everything has a meaning,” Bryant told InStyle.com this week. “That is my job as the costume designer: To tell the story and evoke those emotions for the characters and the audience.” Click through to find out all the details on this week’s looks for episode six of Mad Men‘s sixth season.
Having a Moment: Bob Haircuts Like Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Lawrence, Katharine McPhee, and Nikki ReedApr 25, 2013 @ 8:00 am
Don’t call it a comeback—the bob has been here for years! The style has been a standard since the 1920s, but stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Nikki Reed, and Katharine McPhee recently gave the classic look new life. Christina Hendricks is the latest celebrity to jump on the trend: She debuted her new ‘do at Mad Men event in New York City, and proved that the versatile cut works on just about every face shape. Inspired to make a similar change? Print out a picture of the version you like best so your stylist can tailor it to suit you. The choppy sections should be cut opposite in proportion to your face shape—square or round faces are balanced by longer layers, while longer face shapes can go with shorter pieces.
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“It’s all about the ladies being bold,” Mad Men‘s costume designer Janie Bryant told InStyle.com of her approach to the latest episode, which aired Sunday, April 14. And she delivered: Peggy exuded authority in her deep purple three-piece design, while Sylvia radiated elegance in a vintage blue dress. Meanwhile, Megan returned to her cable-knit sweater to deliver bad news her new pal. “Megan wore this cable-knit a lot last year, and she wore it when she was depressed,” Bryant explained. “Because this scene was so sad, and Megan was sad in the scene, I wanted to repeat the sweater.” She added a modern twist, just to change with the times. “She’s grown from struggling actress to now being in a soap opera, so I added a collared blouse and wool plaid pants, which is very modern for the period.” Click the photo to get more behind-the-scenes detail, straight from Bryant!
The team behind Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is back! Mad Men made its much-awaited return to AMC last night with season six’s two-hour premiere, and today, we turned to the show’s costume designer Janie Bryant (shown inset) to get all the details on how she represented the storyline through the wardrobe. “It’s always the most important to stay true to the integrity of the characters,” Bryant said of her sixth season. “I keep in mind that some change with the times, like Megan with her floppy hat and Joan with her purple suit, and also, not everybody changes, like Don.” Click through the gallery to get more insider scoop and learn how she took the cast of characters from the shores of Hawaii to the streets of New York City.