Mad Men’s Costume Designer Lands Her Own Fashion Reality Show

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We’re struggling to think of a more perfect next career move for Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant. The woman who’s mod ‘60s aesthetic has struck a chord with everyone from us to Mark Ronson has scored her own reality TV show! The format is — of course — a competition series in which wannabe designers are tasked with creating a garment in the style of either a classic Hollywood film or a retro film icon’s signature style.

Janie Bryant’s Hollywood will be produced by E.J. Johnston and James Deutch, co-creator dudes behinds NBC series Fashion Star. Bonus inadvertent Nicole Richie link? Hmm.

“We loved the idea of tapping into someone like Bryant, who is great at finding a look and designing costumes for film and TV and seeing how it translates into the real world,” Deutch told Deadline.  “Janie totally gets how to translate Hollywood to mainstream fashion.”

The boys have started pitching to cablers such as Bravo, E! and Lifetime.

Considering the period drama is probably facing an aesthetic apocalypse of sorts, as the ‘60s come to a close, we’re at least happy that some of its magic might live on. And if any of the girls want to cop a spot guest judging, we would not be mad about it.

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