Mindy Kaling is inspired by her The Mindy Project outfits, according to costume designer Sal Perez.
Mindy Kaling wears pyjamas in her TV show to look "adorable".
The 35-year-old actress is the star of The Mindy Project, in which she plays obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri. Her character has an affinity with fellow medical expert Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and often dresses to impress him.
Costume designer Sal Perez comes up with outfits for the leading lady to wear and is always impressed by how far the actress is willing to go for her venture.
"There’s a little trick though that costume designers do. We sew bras into the lingerie. There’s always a hidden bra. Mindy used to go to bed in a T-shirt or men’s pyjamas. We’d go to J. Crew and fit men’s pyjamas for her. I just see such an adorableness to a woman in men’s pyjamas," he told glamour.com.
"And when Mindy herself comes in for a fitting, her bra and panties always match. To me, that shows that she cares. She took that extra 90 seconds in the morning to make sure her bra and panties matched, and I always compliment her on that. She says, 'Sal, I’m here for a fitting, I had to make sure I had matching bras and panties!' And it’s that sort of personal style that I think Mindy has taken from the show."
Sal was also questioned on what sort of dress Mindy would wear if she and Danny were to tie the knot. Because he used to be involved in bridal design the fashion expert has a clear idea of what his client would don for her nuptials.
"I think Mindy’s will be sleek. I think if she does marry Danny, we’d have a big wedding dress montage so we could see the process of it all, but then it’s a Vegas wedding in the end!" he smiled.
"Maybe a pink sash, but I think it would be the one time we go classic too. I see a full princess gown until Danny says, ‘Can’t we just go to Vegas?!’ It’ll be like the Sex and the City movie when she had the fashion show montage. It’s like heroin to see that kind of scene. It’s so much fun." © Cover Media