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.
The happy-to-dark nature of Mad Men‘s lastest episode (season six, episode five, “The Flood”)—which told the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination through the reactions of the characters—was as much reflected in the scenes and dialogue as it was in the clothing. “It was a big episode for costume design,” costume designer Janie Bryant (shown inset) told InStyle.com. “The colors reflect the mood of the show. It changes from the colors in the beginning [like Peggy in sunny yellow while shopping for an apartment] to the dark palette after the assassination. It’s like life. One moment you think everything is beautiful and cheery and sunny, and there are moments in everyone’s life that something sad and dark happens. I wanted to evoke that darkness for all of the characters.” And she did just that—just after the bad news was delivered, the bright palette seen at the formal awards ceremony turned dark and mournful. Click the photo to learn more.
“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.
Leading up to its April 7th return, our first glimpse into the world of Mad Men’s sixth season is here! Roger Sterling, Don Draper, Joan Holloway, and Pete Campbell are back, looking as dapper as ever in these new black-and-white promo shots. In a departure from the show’s past ads, which tended to be full color and more stark, the stars—John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, and more—look to be living it up, dressed in their ’60s garb and clutching their favorite accessories: cocktails. Click through the gallery to see all the new photos!
Va-va-voom! For the 2013 SAG Awards, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss shed her clean-cut Peggy Olsen image for a smoldering Parisian-inspired look. “I love working with Elisabeth because she always likes to try something new. I don’t think we’ve ever done the same beauty look twice!” makeup artist Jamie Greenberg told InStyle.com exclusively. “We wanted to keep the look down to Earth with a chic French street touch.” Using the eyes as the focal point, Greenberg complemented the look with a sheer pink lip and glowing skin from head to toe. InStyle.com got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Moss’s award show prep routine. Click through our gallery to go backstage with the star, and to shop the exact products she used!
It’s really that time again! The stars are getting ready for Park City, Utah’s annual Sundance Film Festival.
The festival officially kicks off today, but the pre-Sundance parties started last night! Alongisde fiancé Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth and, with actor Aden Young, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss attended Los Angeles soirees leading up to the 10-day festival. Bosworth stars in festival film Big Sur, a biopic about author Jack Kerouac’s time in the California region, and Moss stars in mini-series Top of the Lake, playing a detective assigned to a spectacular case centering on a lake. Sundance runs today through January 27, and you can see a full list of all the films playing on sundance.org. And be sure to check back on InStyle.com for all the latest updates from Park City!
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