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.
Are you a Megan, Betty, or Joan? It’s time to find out! Season 6 of Mad Men premieres tonight on AMC, and while we’re excited to spend some quality time with Don Draper, we’re even more eager to see the hair, makeup, and wardrobe choices Jessica Paré, January Jones and Christina Hendricks will showcase on-screen. To celebrate, consider giving yourself a Mad Men-inspired makeover by trying on each star’s hairstyle in our Hollywood Makeover Tool! You’ll be able to see yourself in Megan’s sable strands, Betty’s blonde bob, or Joan’s trademark auburn hue, minus the salon visit. Simply upload your picture, then share your makeover with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to let them know you’ll be watching. Click the box below to start, and catch the season 6 premiere of Mad Men tonight at 9/8 c on AMC!
With the Mad Men Season 6 premiere not too far off in the horizon, die-hard fans of the show are already on the edge of their seats and in the throws of preparing for their watch parties tonight. And while the plot progression is foremost on everyone’s mind, not too far behind is how everyone is going to be dressed in tonight’s episode. Creator Matthew Weiner and the rest of the cast and crew infamously keep the show’s timeline under wraps until the season premiere, but star Christina Hendricks (right, in a shot from the upcoming season) gave us a little hint into what we can expect. “Well, I can’t say too much about what year it is, but obviously because we know where we left off last season, we’re definitely getting to the later 1960s,” Hendricks told InStyle.com at Ashlee Margolis’ Spring Soiree with Theodora & Callum. “I think you can see from [costume designer] Janie Bryant’s designs for Banana Republic that things are getting a little groovier and a little bit more mod.” And there’s one evolution she’s particularly excited about. “I think my favorite thing about this season are the men’s clothes. The men’s clothes are really different and really great!” Ooh la la!
See Bryant’s favorite looks from Season 5!
— Lindzi Scharf