FROM Janie Bryant
'Mad Men,' Talented Woman From the corset-hugging cocktail dresses to those smoke-swirled suits, Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant is responsible for the fashion on the hit AMC show Mad Men. Now she's designing a series of retro-style "statement" garments for QVC and has a new role as a spokesperson for women's underwear company Maidenform. Janie talks about the origins of the voluminous Mad Men wardrobe—some pieces are vintage, some are recreations and some hand-me-downs from her grandmother--and how she chooses a particular outfit for each character. Her book The Fashion File : Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men will be published this fall. The women of Mad Men, outfitted by costume designer Janie Bryant
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”