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Mindy Chen’s debut solo efficiency at La Trompette Bleue on “Emily in Paris” known as for a standout vogue second, and costume designer Marylin Fitoussi definitely delivered. Within the third episode of the Netflix present’s drama-filled third season, Mindy (Ashley Park) hits the jazz-club stage in a black floor-length gown, slowly crooning the opening strains of Dua Lipa’s “Do not Begin Now.” After ending the primary verse, she dramatically rips off the cloak, revealing a neon-yellow catsuit that epitomizes her star energy and instructions the viewers’s full consideration as she covers the catchy hit.
The contrasting parts had been meant to represent “yin and yang,” Fitoussi instructed POPSUGAR — Mindy begins out “a bit bit shy” and coated up as a result of it is her first time singing alone on the nightclub, however then she sheds the drab outer layer to let her true colours shine.
If these sheer cutout-esque panels did not already tip you off, we will affirm that Mindy’s fluorescent catsuit — which is technically a long-sleeved bodysuit tucked into matching leggings — hails from Mugler. The risqué set has layered depth. Not solely is it a purposeful homage to the numerous related catsuits Lipa wore on her “Future Nostalgia” tour, but it surely additionally solidifies Mindy’s standing as a real Parisian fashionista, seeing as Mugler is a famend French label. Fitoussi additionally meant the look — and Mindy’s many different onstage costumes from season three — to be a delicate nod to the Lido cabaret, a famed music venue in Paris that just lately closed, she tells POPSUGAR.
Mindy types her Mugler separates with clear neon booties by Jessica Wealthy, dangly silver earrings, and embellished cat-eye make-up. The total look would price upward of $1,500, which is fairly steep given Mindy’s tight finances after slicing ties along with her wealthy household. However provided that so many different elements of “Emily in Paris” are nowhere close to practical, we’ll let it slide within the identify of vogue escapism.
Learn forward to admire Mindy’s show-stopping Mugler second and to see Lipa rocking an identical phantasm catsuit. In a “who wore it finest?” competitors, these two women would solidly tie.