High fashion, high stakes. Bravo’s new comedy, “Odd Mom Out,” is here, and that means “mom bots” are taking over Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Co-writer Jill Kargman, who does double duty starring as lead character Jill Weber, provides a comedic look at what it means to be made of money.
Here, Spy catches up with the show’s costume designer, Staci Greenbaum, to talk high-end shoe brands on set and higher-than-high heels.
How would you describe the fashion and footwear for the show’s UES moms?
“We wanted to explore the high-end footwear set as a generalization. For the most part, [these women] are trendy, chic and very feminine. It’s more of an ostentatious show as well. When we see footwear on the moms, it’s almost always a different pair than when we saw them before.”
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What shoe brands did you gravitate to?
“Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Lanvin and Jimmy Choo. Of course, Christian Louboutin. There was a joke on the show: ‘Are you the only parent without red bottoms on your shoes?’ High heels and high-heeled booties are a big thing, and they’re never less than four inches. This is a heightened version of reality, and it’s a satire, so we most often see them in heels.”
Did you borrow from Kargman’s personal closet?
“We did, just a little bit. Jill has a style that’s all her own for this character, [but] we wanted a more practical shoe for her everyday [life]. We used a Malia Mills Sven sensible boot with a chunky wooden heel. She wears a lot of black. She has this baroque [style], and her footwear [on the show] emulates that. There are a few pairs that came from her closet — Chanel booties with covered buttons and really great Reed Krakoff boots she wears while singing a cappella in a cemetery.”