The woman behind Mad Men's killer fashion

Designer often creates 200 costumes for a single episode

Janie Bryant designs the classic, tailored and sexy costumes on the critically acclaimed TV series Mad Men, and though she’s proud of the show’s recent success at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she’s also celebrating her own nomination for a Costume Designers Guild Award that will be announced February 17. Bryant’s work plays a crucial part in establishing the tone of the show, which is set in the early 1960’s in an advertising firm in Manhattan. She was able to create the look through her experience studying fashion history, which gave her the opportunity to contribute a lot of her own ideas and work collaboratively with the show’s creator, Matt Weiner. Weiner is known for his obsession with detail, a quality he shares with Bryant – she often designs 200 costumes for a single episode.