Katherine Jane Bryant
|Katherine Jane (Janie) Bryant|
Her two most notable works are the HBO Western series Deadwood, for which she was awarded the Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series in 2005 and Mad Men, for which she's designed since 2007.
Bryant studied drawing and painting at Georgia State University, but she soon moved on to pursue fashion design at the American College of the Applied Arts. She moved to Paris and then to New York, where she learned the craft from designer John Scher. After meeting a costume designer at a party, Bryant found her calling and began to work on movies and commercials in Manhattan.
After some independent work, including a Nick at Nite commercial, Bryant's career grew through work with David Milch series Big Apple, which led to work on his Deadwood series that ran on HBO. It was her work with Deadwood that later led to an interview for Mad Men with the series creator Matthew Weiner. She has been nominated for three Emmys for her costume design on Mad Men.
Mad Men-inspired collections popped up all over runways in 2008 and designers including Michael Kors, Prada and Vera Wang have cited Bryant or the shows on which she worked as key influences. She is credited with a huge role in bringing vintage (and vintage-inspired) pieces to contemporary clothing. Her work on Mad Men has also led to partnerships with Brooks Brothers (a limited-edition "Mad Men" suit) and Banana Republic's Back to Work line. 
For Bryant's own influences, she relies not only on others designers with whom she has worked, and research into the periods, but also real life people who she sees in the characters. For example, Grace Kelly in Betty Draper.  Among the key elements essential to recreating the 1960s look in the show's cast are foundation garments, which then led to a partnership with Maidenform.
- Mad Men (2007–Present)
- John from Cincinnati (2007)
- The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
- Deadwood (2004–2006)
- Alien Hunter (2003)
- Sniper 2 (2002)
- Hack (2002)
- Big Apple (2001)
- The Big Kahuna (1999)
- Simply Irresistible (1999)
- Dead Broke (1999)
- Scar City (1998)
- Bad Manners (1997)
- Mr. Jealousy (1997)
- Under the Bridge (1997)
- Grind (1997)
- Highball (1997)
- Ripe (1996)
- Palookaville (1995)
- Blessing (1994)
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