‘The Mindy Project’ Costume Designer Talks Season Four Shoes

“The Mindy Project” has a new home on Hulu, and costume designer Salvador Pérez is sharing Mindy Kaling‘s fiercest footwear moments from season four.

Favorite shoe moments this season?

“In the season premiere, I dressed Mindy in a wonderful, black, white and orange outfit and we paired it with a pair of beautiful black suede McQueen high heeled sandals with brass trim, they were so diva. We also we have a pair of bright pink patent vinyl Jimmy Choo‘s we use often, because they go with so many outfits.”

How has the footwear evolved?

“In the first season, Mindy was concerned about comfort so we used a lot of Ferragamo pumps, but now Mindy is all about the look, and a pointy toed stiletto is our shoe of choice, in bold bright colors.”

Will Mindy’s shoe closet change as a mother?

“Not at all, Mindy’s mom look is ultra fashionista, no comfy flats for this mom.”

Mindy Kaling Season Four Shoes
A still from “The Mindy Project” season 4, where Kaling is wearing Jimmy Choo sandals.
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Mindy Kaling Season Four Shoes
“The Mindy Project” season 4.
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Mindy Kaling Season Four Shoes
Mindy Kaling in Alexander McQueen shoes.
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Salvador Perez
Salvador Perez.
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Does Mindy Kaling’s personal collection ever make it to set?

“Mindy has an enviable shoe closet, so every now and then, when we are looking for something spectacular Mindy will bring something from her collection. Kurt Geiger is a favorite.”

Any behind-the-scenes moments to share?

“We always send Mindy to set in a pair of Skechers, and her costumer switches out her shoes before she goes to camera. It helps when you are shooting a 12-hour day.”



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