Mad Men's Costume Designer Is Bringing Her Glam Touch to an Iconic Hotel
The Mad Men series may be ending in a few short months, but that doesn't mean its iconic style won't live on. Janie Bryant, the show's costume designer, has been tapped to create a uniform collection for Washington, D.C.'s newly renovated Watergate Hotel.
Drawing inspiration from vintage photos of the space and her own work, Bryant designed the line with the Watergate’s unique architecture in mind---each of the looks complement the bold, mid-century modern vibe of the structure. Crafted in a palette of gold, camel, black, gray, and red, the pieces in the collection include everything from windowpane print sheath dresses for female whisky bar servers to matching four-button suits for males, A-line shaped dresses in the Watergate’s signature check pattern for the front desk staff, and a black topcoat and pants with gold camel piping, logo-emblazoned buttons, and stylish Hamburg hats for the doormen.
"It is an honor to collaborate with The Watergate Hotel and be entrusted with an important component of its luxurious new look and feel," Bryant said in a statment. "I have designed everything from airline to hotel and restaurant uniforms in my television work, helping to tell the story through costume, so this project was a natural fit. I am excited to be a part of setting the style for the re-birth of this historic hotel."
We think that the sophisticated silhouettes and retro patterns are super glam, and can't wait to see them come to life.
Check out Janie Bryant's designs for the hotel below.