It was a night of romance on this week's episode of The Mindy Project, where Mindy Lahiri got herself into some hot water when she set up Danny's mom Annette (Rhea Perlman) on a blind date. However, that didn't stop Mindy from rocking a series of bold ensembles featuring some eye-popping patterns.
Mindy grows tired of Danny's mom constantly interrupting their alone time after she walks in on them taking a bath together. For the post-incident scene, costume designer Salvador Perez dressed the star in a grunge-inspired look. "Her look was overtly sexual when she was trying not be," says Perez of Mindy's green plaid chiffon shirt that she wears unbuttoned over a navy lace nightie.
Norma Kamali leggings (above). "This is Mindy's version of a casual afterwork look. She's a big fan of plaid. Anytime I can put her in plaid, she loves it," Perez shares.
Her next idea? To set Annette up on a date with Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) to turn her off from dating altogether. Surprise, surprise, her plan backfires and the pair strike up a real romance. Mindy finds out and rushes to stop Danny from discovering this too in one chic look: a DKNY houndstooth pencil skirt, green floral print Jonathan Saunders top, Saint Laurent cap-toe heels, and a quilted black leather jacket. "This is a classic mixed-prints look for Mindy," Perez says. "The tonal quality of these two pieces worked so beautifully together, and the graphic pumps added something extra."
Later, Mindy—dressed in a black Ted Baker dress with embellished pink cap sleeves (above)—and Danny stage an intervention with Annette that somehow turns into a double-date with Morgan. Perez's key to making this dress more Mindy's style? "We bought two dresses and took the crystals from one of them to add extra crystals to the one she actually wore in the scene," he says. "It makes it a more over-the-top look."
We’ll be chatting with Perez every week about our favorite looks from The Mindy Project, so be sure to check back in next week!