Bryant loves that sky blue micro-mini with the flowy arms that Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) wears when picking up husband Don Draper (Jon Hamm) from the Los Angeles Airport in the opener of Season 7’s first half. “And it might just be my favorite ‘Mad Men’ costume ever,” Bryant notes. “I loved everything about it, everything. And the fact that it was such an iconic moment in the show just made it even better.”
Bryant had a darker blue version made for testing, and, “yes, I did know that she would drive up in a green convertible sports car, so that combination wasn’t by accident.” Since it was a season opener, they had the time to screen test, and series creator Matthew Weiner “really loved the light blue one, so it just confirmed my original choice,” she says, explaining that she’d made the dark one because she’d had some qualms about the light fabric not popping strongly against the sunny California sky. Vintage strappy sandals and perfect period ’60s jewelry snapped it all together.
“The best thing about designing for ‘Mad Men,’ ” she answers immediately, “was being on set that day and getting to see Jessica Paré as Megan Draper get out of that car in that flowing, beautiful blue dress!”
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