Inside The Closet Of The ‘Girls’ Costume Designer

Jenn Rogien Inside Closet
Jenn Rogien.
Courtesy of designer.

Jenn Rogien, costume designer for TV hits “Girls” and “Orange Is the New Black,” knows standout shoes. Here’s a look inside her well-stocked closet.

NUMBER OF PAIRS: “More than I want to admit on record — dozens, maybe close to 80. An occupational hazard.”

BRANDS: Alexander Wang, Coach, Frye, Givenchy, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Prada, Rebecca Minkoff, Stuart Weitzman, Sophia Webster and Sorel. “Also a couple of pairs of old cowboy boots and a stray vintage heel or two.”

FIRST DESIGNER PURCHASE: “Prada mixed-media d’Orsay pumps [that I got] on sale at Saks, plus my employee discount. I remember them being just over $100 and so quirky that no one else wanted them. I still think they’re fab.”

CELEBRITY CLOSET I’D LIKE TO RAID: “Leandra Medine [The Man Repeller] and Jenna Lyons.”

FAVORITE FOOTWEAR FOR WORKING ON THE “GIRLS” SET: “A sandal with a chunky heel or wedge. We’re supposed to wear closed-toe shoes at all times [for safety], but I spend so much time out shopping or in fittings that I can usually get away with a sandal. On the days I know I’ll be on set, though, I plan my footwear accordingly: closed-toe styles for sure.”

“GIRLS” ACTRESS I’D LIKE TO SWAP SHOES WITH: “Both Lena [Dunham] and Allison [Williams]. Allison’s red-carpet shoe game is amazing, and Lena has the most charming loafer assortment I’ve ever seen.”

“OITNB” ACTRESS I’D LIKE TO SWAP SHOES WITH: “Taylor Schilling. I love her casual, minimal vibe, which is pretty much the opposite of mine.”

LAST PAIR I PURCHASED: “Coach silver metallic kitten-heel loafers that I’ve been wearing to death.”

GO-TO SNEAKER: “Sneakers are fitness-only in my world. I alternate between a pair of Mizunos and a pair of Asics, both brightly colored. I recently started buying super- bright sneakers aspirationally — maybe I can become a girl who wears sneakers on the regular? The entire team at ‘Girls’ commented on my wearing sneakers to work as part of a casual Friday look.”

MOST EXPENSIVE STYLE: “A teal suede Nicholas Kirkwood pair with a black organza pleated ruffle up the heel. They have a crazy-high platform. I bought them to wear with an orange lace dress when I was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild award.”

PAIR I’LL NEVER PART WITH: “The first Pradas I bought at my first job, and my Pedro Garcia navy satin heels from my wedding that still have a sixpence taped to the instep, per my grandma’s British wedding tradition. The Brit saying is, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’”

FAVORITE WEEKEND STYLES: “Gladiator sandals in the summer, combat and moto boots in the spring and fall, and Sorel’s Joan of Arctic wedges for winter.”