Mad Men costume designer reveals secret to Joan Holloway look
Janie Bryant, costume designer of hit show Mad Men, has disclosed how the show’s unique style was created.
She has told The Sunday Telegraph how:
* The actresses are banned from working out so that their bodies do not appear too muscular.
* The female characters wear “shapewear” including girdles and longline bras — a cross between a bra and a corset — to push their bodies into hourglass shapes.
* When the antique and reproduction bras and garters start causing the actresses too much pain, assistants provide them with pads of moleskin to cushion their skin
Sounds simple enough, but the details are what make them appealing, including Joan’s pen necklace.
Politicians are getting publicity on their Mad Men Style, too.
Here’s the preview of tonight’s show,