News Flash! Mad Men Costume Designer To Launch a Line

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Man! I need to publish this now because I read about this this morning and everyone is already buzzing.

Glamour.com did an interview with Mad Men costume designer and Costume Designers Guild Award nominee, Janie Bryant. If you think Bryant just finds some random vintage clothing at the thrift and calls it costuming, you are very mistaken.  When asked by Tracey Lomrantz of Slaves to Fashion, a really great blog by the way, if there were any plans for her own line, Janie replied,

I’m working on some things right now…I hate to be so
mysterious but I can’t really say! It would have my name attached to it
though.”

Apparently, the former fashion designer, actually makes many of the costumes for the principal actors. I always wondered if she replicated vintage clothing with modern fabrics in colors and slight design modifications that looked better on TV. I mean, I’ve never seen a late ’50s/early ’60s dress like Joan Holloway’s!

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I cannot wait to see what Janie Bryant designs. Designers such as Michael Kors have already been bitten by the vintage, Mad Men style bug, so Janie Bryant should take more than credit for bringing vintage style to modern fashion. She should bask in the glory of recreated fitted wiggle dresses, full skirts, and shark skin, slim suits.

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6 comments

1 Solanah { 01.27.09 at 9:09 pm }

I’ve actually never seen the show before, but love the screed shots, the outfits are yummy.

2 Sandra { 01.27.09 at 9:12 pm }

What?! Oh you have to see it Solanah!! Just for the eye candy alone. But it’s a really good show.

3 jennine { 01.28.09 at 12:57 am }

holy crap…are you serious!
that’s awesome.

4 Market Publique { 01.28.09 at 2:31 pm }

BEST news ever! I can’t wait! Thanks for posting about this!

5 Kat { 01.28.09 at 5:14 pm }

Omg, YAY! Joan Holloway is my absolute style icon! I can’t wait to be sashaying around the office in a burnt orange pencil skirt :)
A few of my fave looks: http://squareeyes.blinkx.com/?p=301

6 Entertainment-News { 01.28.09 at 7:14 pm }

Thanks for this information, sounds and interesting stuff to watch out for.

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