'Mad Men,' Talented Woman

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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.

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The women of Mad Men, outfitted by costume designer Janie Bryant

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Guest:
Janie Bryant - Costume Designer, Mad Men

Host:
Frances Anderton