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!
Our favorite looks this week—pulled from our Look of the Day section—boasted a particularly American red, white, and blue palette as worn to movie premieres (and one late-night visit). Thandie Newton premiered Rogue in a beaded dress, Diane Kruger screened The Host in a white Carven top and a coral Vanessa Bruno skirt, Selena Gomez visited David Letterman in lace Emilio Pucci, Rosario Dawson opened Trance in a ruby Jenny Packham gown, and January Jones celebrated season 6 of Mad Men in baby blue Jonathan Saunders. Who had your favorite look this week? Tell us in the poll below! More
Get your pout ready for spring with bright lips. It’s a go-to look stars and designers love: InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba adored neon coral, Mad Men star January Jones sported bright red, and Jason Wu’s spring 2013 runway models all donned a blend of vivid magenta and pink. And we’ve got exclusive details on how you can get seven colorful kissers for yourself, straight from the makeup artists who created them. Click through the gallery to learn how to make them your own—one sunny look for each day of the week!
Hollywood’s brightest stars and indie film’s freshest faces hit Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, and in between the screenings and parties, some of our favorite actors—like Naomi Watts and January Jones—warmed up at InStyle‘s photo studio, hosted by the Grey Goose Blue Door. Kate Bosworth swung through with the cast of Big Sur, a film directed by her partner, Michael Polish. “This year, I’m with the love of my life,” she told InStyle of her festival experience. “It’s wonderful to wake up in the morning with not only your artistic partner but your lover and tackle the day. I’m so proud of the film and I’m so proud of him and I’m so proud of what we did together that it’s a wonderful experience to be here.” Click through the gallery to see six never-before-seen photos from inside the studio, and then flip to page 133 of InStyle‘s brand-new April issue—or download it to your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet—to see even more beautiful snaps by celebrity photographer Eric Ray Davidson.
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Au revoir, Paris Fashion Week! The final shows made their debut on the runway yesterday, and the celebrities were on-hand to close them out. At Miu Miu alone, we counted Renee Zellweger, Rebecca Hall, Zoe Saldana, and January Jones in the front row. Click through to see more of the stars who came to Paris Fashion Week.
After striking out on his own four years ago, designer Prabal Gurung has already seen his pieces land on countless celebrities—an amazing feat!—and he knows how special it is each time stars like (left to right) Olga Kurylenko, Marion Cotillard, January Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence step onto the red carpet wearing his clothes. “These actresses have a bazillion options, and you’re competing with big corporate houses, too,” Gurung told InStyle.com at the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation’s 2013 Winners’ Brunch in New York, where the designer was on hand to toast to the next generation of grant winners (he won in 2010). “So when [they choose mine], I’m always like, ‘Did this just happen?’ I don’t think it will ever change for me. I’m always really grateful. When they choose mine, it’s really gratifying and humbling.” And he expresses his gratitude every time he sees his piece on a star: “Before I go to bed, I always say, ‘Thank you so much,’ to the person.” And with his collections gaining even more in popularity, expect to see his celebrity fan base keep growing (and growing and growing!).
Plus, see all the ladies who love Prabal!
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!