I think it’s safe to say that nearly everyone is a fan of Mad Men. While I’ve only watched a few episodes myself (totally need to fix that) I’ve loved what I’ve seen – including the costumes! And amazingly, you can catch Emmy Award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant, best known for her designs on Mad Men, as she is interviewed Sept. 9th by cultural historian Amy Henderson at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Bryant will “discuss her inspirations behind the costumes she designs for Mad Men and how the show has influenced contemporary style,” after which participants can view a selection of Bryant’s original sketches (examples below!) while sipping Mad Men-inspired cocktails. So cool, right? For tickets and information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.
Sketches by Janie Bryant