“I wanted the outfit to be as girly as possible because she was wearing the hat,” costume designer Salvador Perez tells InStyle. For the scene (above), he dressed her in a patterned Etro top and a bright flared skirt from Theory. “Her clothes in this episode show that her life is in a positive place,” continues Perez. “It’s fresh with endless possibilities like spring, and the bright colors and prints reflect that.”
However, it was her brightly patterned Peter Pilotto dress she wore to her practices kickoff party that really stole the show. “We were initially thinking the party dress would be sparkly, but Peter Pilotto’s prints are so beautiful,” explains Perez. “She put this on and it worked. This dress would be too much for a work scene, but it was perfect for the party.”
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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!