Ever since Mad Men hit the small screen, all of the leading ladies and gents have wowed both on-screen courtesy of costume designer Janie Bryant and off-screen with their impeccable sartorial choices. With the show heading into its seventh (and final) season we’re starting to feel a bit nostalgic, which is why we’re looking back at their first-ever Emmys appearances to see just how far they’ve come — especially the youngest Mad Men member, Kiernan Shipka, who made her adorable Emmys debut at just 10 years old. Take a walk back through Mad Men memory lane by clicking through the gallery to see them at the Emmys then and now.
The nominees for the 65th Annual Emmy Awards are out! Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris got up in the wee hours of the morning to announce the nominees live from Los Angeles, and there are some happy shows in the mix this time around. Netflix made history with its original series House of Cards earning a total of nine nods—including one each for lead stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright—making it the first program to receive this kind of recognition that has never aired on traditional broadcast or cable. Meanwhile, Emmy favorite Mad Men scored 12 nods, Lena Dunham’s Girls earned five, and Scandal and Nashville each earned two. Plus, costume designers for Behind the Candelabra, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time, and Game of Thrones all received nominations for their work transforming celebrities into characters. Scroll down to see the nominees, and visit emmys.com to view the complete list. Then, tune in September 22 on CBS to see who takes home the golden statuette at the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted ceremony in L.A. More
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!
What inspired Elisabeth Moss to pull an Anne Hathaway punk bleached-out pixie in May? Spontaneity, she told InStyle.com at the 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills. “I did a photo shoot where we pinned it back and made it look like this and it was really like a punk shoot,” she told InStyle.com. “I loved it, and so the next day I had to do a talk show and I walked into the dressing room and I was like ‘Let’s cut it off’ because I really liked it.” And it’s working out so far—it’s low maintenance with consistent results. “It’s so much easier for me because I can’t do my own hair, so when I don’t get it done professionally, nothing happens,” she said. “If it is blonde and short, it’s so much easier for me.” Gorgeous!
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— Kwala Mandel
Let’s hear it for the girls! Stars like Laura Linney, Hailee Steinfeld, and Max Mara‘s Nicola Maramotti aligned with the lovely ladies of Mad Men at the Annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy awards in Beverly Hills, which celebrated not only women in the industry but also the 40th anniversary of the WIF organization. Held at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel, the night’s theme of “Close Up” was mirrored in the sleek color palette with Swarovski-encrusted decor, and guests were treated to a silent auction following the ceremony and dinner. “It’s really important for us to be here in this room to be pushing forward the understanding of women’s stories,” Jessica Paré told us. “I think that helps every woman not fall into stereotypes. You know, I think that women encompass so much.” Thanks to the warm atmosphere, nerves weren’t an issue for Linney when she picked up the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. “It’s a little more comforting to be in this room of women because it’s a wide community,” she told InStyle. “We all go through the same thing even though our stories are very different. We have all been in this business for a while, and we’ve got good moment and bad moments, so it’s nice, actually.” Click the photo to take an inside look.
— Kwala Mandel
“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.
Peggy Olsen, is that you? A far cry from the retro coiffs she sports on Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss unveiled her new blonde hair at an appearance for Live With Kelly and Michael in New York City. Moss is no stranger to the lighter hue; she went for a platinum pixie last year and confirmed that blondes really do have more fun—in the wardrobe department, that is. “What’s great about being blonde is that you can wear any color, even darker colors,” she told InStyle.com previously. “Blond hair is almost like an accessory in itself.” We’re glad she decided to revisit the look! What do you think of her new hair? Tell us in the comments.
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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.