Janie Bryant on Life After 'Mad Men'
The costume designer has big plans for the future after the hit AMC drama's last season.
Her award-winning costumes for the AMC hit have inspired Michael Kors, Vera Wang and Miuccia Prada and led to Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic collaborations. Now, Janie Bryant is starting a lifestyle brand, developing her own TV show (a costume-styling competition) and designing staff uniforms for the fall debut of D.C.'s renovated Watergate Hotel.
Her red gown at the March 25 Mad Men Black & Red Ball hinted at the Janie Bryant for Black Halo collection, out in July. "There are floral and velvet dresses with fantastic fit and two jumpsuits," says Bryant. She's also ambassador for menswear site MackWeldon.com: "I gave Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm socks, and Diane Sawyer noticed they were wearing the same ones!"
As for costuming a film or TV project? "I might," says Bryant. "If it's Victorian! Or baroque! Or Edwardian!"