Janie Bryant

‘Mad Men’

Los Angeles Times - - THE ENVELOPE -

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!”

Michael Yar­ish AMC

EN­VE­LOPE STORY FOR JUNE 11, 2015. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUB­LICA-

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