Janie Bryant, Costume Designer for Mad Men, to speak in Payson Surfboard Room

Join us on Thursday, April 5 as we welcome Janie Bryant, costume designer for the award-winning AMC show, Mad Men to the Pepperdine Libraries for a Q&A session. Ms. Bryant was nominated for four Emmys in the category “Outstanding Costumes for a Series” for her work on Mad Men and won an Emmy in 2005 for her costume work for HBO’s western series Deadwood. Ms. Bryant’s most recent projects include The Last Tycoon, an Amazon original show, and the 2017 movie adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Ms. Bryant is currently working on Mad Men creator Matt Weiner’s soon to be released show, The Romanoffs.

Her work with Mad Men brought vintage styles to a mass audience and launched a resurgence of retro styles in everyday fashion. This led to collaborations with several clothing companies, including an official Mad Men suit for Brooks Brothers, and capsule collections for Banana Republic and vintage reproduction boutique Unique Vintage.


We are delighted to have Ms. Bryant speaking to us about her career in fashion and costume design, and in particular, her work on the glamorous costumes of the mid-century modern era of Mad Men. We look forward to hearing about her research process and inspiration when creating the iconic looks of Don and Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and the rest of the Mad Men ensemble.

This event is part of a series of library events exploring the mid-century era from multiple perspectives, to coordinate with the Payson Library’s current exhibition, Pat Boone: America’s Favorite “Unrock” Star. Boone first captivated American audiences as a pop star in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the exhibit pays homage to mid-century style. Information about related events can be found on the library’s website: library.pepperdine.edu.

Please RSVP to the event at: Mad Style RSVP

You can find Janie Bryant on Instagram @janiebryant or at her website janiebryant.com

Janie Bryant, Costume Designer for Mad Men, to speak in Payson Surfboard Room