Recently, InStyle caught up with Mad Men costume designer and Banana Republic Mad Men Collection collaborator Janie Bryant to get all the details on the women’s wardrobes from season five. We love the careful thought put into each outfit as it pertains to the characters and storylines.
Episode 9, Dark Shadows
Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Betty Francis (January Jones)
“The costumes in that scene were really important to tell the story of these two different women and where their lives are now,” Janie Bryant told us. “We have Megan who is the new wife, the young wife, the modern wife, she’s very much in touch with what’s going on in fashion in contrast to Betty, who is uptight and conservative. I wanted Betty to have this classic ‘Betty blue’ scarf around her neck. It’s also about her being a politician’s wife and that facade of being perfect.”
Check out the episodic breakdown and find some new inspiration for styling your Mad Men Collection favorites. Click here for the full story.
Photo credit Michael Yarish/AMC. Source.
Introducing our mad new collection. Designed exclusively by Banana Republic in collaboration with Mad Men® costume designer Janie Bryant. Inspired by the feminine silhouettes of 1960s style, reinterpreted for today — and refreshed for the season.
Click read more below to see photos from the entire campaign with models David Gandy and Shalom Harlow. Photographed by Tom Munro. The 40-piece country club-inspired collection launches March 1.