February 29, 2024

Mad Men: Janie Bryant, an extraordinary stylist

"For me, it's really related to the script", she told People magazine. "I've probably had a favorite character thirty times this season, it changes all the time depending on what happens." The Mad Men series brings us right back into the heart of New York in the '60s, where mid-length tube skirts were all the rage for women and men's jackets. Costume designer Janie Bryant is striving to recreate the universe of another era through the outfits of the Mad Men series. She explains that her passion for holding a particular character, simply depends on the plot of the story, she has no preference.

Since the success of the series we can easily see the return of the sixties style on the catwalks. Claw pants and baby doll dresses with retro prints never cease to seduce us and to be put forward in many collections. Vuitton or Michael Kors are the example. The stylist can delight in her return to 1960s clothing and movie-goers. Janie Bryant explains that she is inspired by it for the creation of the outfits of the series. For Betty Draper she does not hesitate to tap into the spirit of Grace Kelly's look; for Joan Holloway, Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren are her references; for Don Draper, the costume designer summons the spirit of Gregory Peck for example.
Janie Bryant has not finished inspiring many fashionistas who do not hesitate to run the vintage shops to find typical pieces of the 60s! An extraordinary talent that can be explained by his love of textiles since childhood. The beautiful brunette looking at the ocean must be nostalgic for that time when glamor reigned thanks to ultra feminine outfits.


New York Fashion Week kicks off with the Style Awards hosted by Nicole Richie (February 2024)