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.
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!
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.
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Move over, ombre — celebrities are working bangs and extreme side-cuts this summer! Earlier this week, Jessica Alba and January Jones both stepped out with wispy fringe. The longer length gives both stars room for versatility; the ends can be curled underneath for a blunt look, and they look just as chic when pushed to the side. Jones also switched up her trademark Mad Men bob by cutting her blonde strands into a style that hit just above her chin. On the edgier end of the spectrum, Rosario Dawson and Pink both debuted partially-shaved hairstyles, similar to the shorn look made popular by Rihanna. Pink is no stranger to short, punk rock styles, but the extreme cut is a first for Dawson! We want to know: Which of the hair trends are you more likely to wear? Tell us in the comments!
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We’re loyal followers of the fabulous styles seen on both Mad Men and New Girl, which is why this week we’re asking you—and our more than 580,000 Facebook followers—to vote on which leading lady’s style you’d most like to copy. Are you more of a classic Betty Draper (January Jones) or quirky Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel)? Tell us your thoughts by heading over to InStyle’s Facebook page to vote now.
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.
Katy Perry, January Jones, Jennifer Morrison and More Support the Children’s Defense Fund, Plus More Parties!Apr 11, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Coach threw a party last night in Santa Monica, and for a great cause! Hosts J.J. Abrams, Katie McGrath, and Bryan Burk took the reigns for the 3rd Annual Coach Evening of Cocktails and Shopping, which raised money for the Children’s Defense Fund, a national organization that works to encourage the United States to improve their policies and programs for children. Jennifer Morrison, January Jones, Katy Perry (in Thakoon), Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Chris Pine were just a few of the stars who mingled, sipped beverages, and shopped Coach’s latest collection at Abrams’ Bad Robot Production Studios, where the fete was held. Click the photo to see more star-filled parties!
“It was so crazy!” Mad Men’s costume designer Janie Bryant said of the hair makeover Betty Francis (January Jones) debuted on last night’s season six premiere. It’s a sentiment the fans felt, too—we were as surprised as her husband to see her “Elizabeth Taylor” look!—which is why we found out how the costumes played into this transition moment. “Because she walked in with a new hair color, I put her in a color she’s never worn before,” Bryant said of the vintage berry suit worn by the character. “I bought the suit couple years ago and was waiting for the right moment, for the right character to be able to wear it. This was the perfect moment. It still tells the story of Betty being the politician’s wife, but it’s a shift for her.” So, does this mean more looks like this to come? Perhaps: “It’s interesting to just play with being able to try different colors for her costumes,” Bryant noted.
Click through the gallery for more behind-the-scenes scoop on Mad Men’s costumes.