It is clear from the way in which Emily in Paris costume designer Marylin Fitoussi lights up once I point out Mindy Chen that she is the standout fashion star of season two. Gawk as you’ll at Emily’s daring print mixing, Julien’s vibrant pantsuits, and Camille’s stylish model of nonchalance, however there is no such thing as a denying Mindy’s vitality and presence on display.
Performed by the gifted Ashley Park, the position of Mindy depends closely on her performances and, subsequently, her efficiency outfits. They’re all a product of collaboration between Fitoussi and Park, who’ve a great deal of enjoyable of their fittings. “We name her Glowing Mindy or Glowing Ashley,” Fitoussi informed me, prepared and keen to dish particulars on each memorable look — like that neon Oscar de la Renta gown she wears to Emily’s party in episode three (it was an archived pattern measurement that Fitoussi discovered on-line and recut as a result of she knew it was The One, although she now playfully refers to it because the nightmare gown). Then there’s the half-man, half-woman costume she wears in scene one, an suave masterpiece created thoughtfully by The Blonds and fitted on Park through Zoom.
Fitoussi marveled at how simply Park slips into character as soon as she is wearing her over-the-top, larger-than-life garments, explaining, “She has her personal fashion in regular life, however when she’s in character, she is able to do something.” Forward, Fitoussi broke down each aspect there’s to curating Mindy Chen’s wardrobe on Emily in Paris.