Emmy Award-Winning Costume Designer for “Mad Men” and “Deadwood” to Tailor Talk About Life, Career

April 9, 2015

Media contact: Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) – Janie Bryant has always been mad about design, and her passion has made her an international sensation.

Costume designer for "Mad Men" and "Deadwood," Emmy Award-Winner Bryant will give insight into her career and artistic process at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

"Janie Bryant is a leader in the costume design community," said Joe Kucharski, costume designer and assistant professor of theatre in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. "This is a very special opportunity for students across campus and members of the community to come learn from such a prestigious figure."

Bryant is known for her costume designs on HBO’s show "Deadwood." She was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2004, 2005 and 2007 for "Outstanding Costumes for a Series," receiving an Emmy for "Deadwood" designs in 2005.

Most recently, Bryant has been recognized internationally for her work on American Movie Channel’s (AMC) "Mad Men." She has received four prime-time Emmy nominations and won two Costume Design Guild awards for "Outstanding Costume Design for a Television Series – Period/Fantasy," nominated again for another Guild award in 2014 and 2015.

Besides television dramas, Bryant has worked with designer brands and retailers including Maidenform, Hearts on Fire, SONY, Banana Republic and Downy Wrinkle Releaser. She is the author of "The Fashion File" and is developing a reality TV design competition show. Other recent projects include a dress collaboration with Black Halo and a women’s legwear collection.

"She is a really smart and creative business woman," Kucharski said. "She really speaks a lot to professionalism, planning and branding, which are key components for many majors."

Bryant will give a visual presentation and participate in a conversation moderated by Kucharski.

A Q&A session and book-signing will follow her presentation. Copies of Bryant’s books will be available for purchase in the lobby of Jones Theater.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center is located at 60 Baylor Avenue in Waco.

For more information, contact Joe_Kucharski@baylor.edu

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference

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