“New cash is extra enjoyable cash” was the mantra guiding costume designer Kirston Leigh Mann on Apple TV+ comedy collection Loot. Mann and Maya Rudolph’s seventh collaboration in a decade (together with The Good Place, without endand Amy Poehler’s 2019 directorial debut Wine Dependy) additionally marked their most extravagant: Rudolph performs freshly minted billionaire Molly Novak (née Wells), whose divorce settlement from a tech CEO (Adam Scott) simply made her the third-richest girl on the earth.

Molly’s wardrobe feels just like the actress’s real-world model — Loot even makes use of actual red-carpet images of Rudolph as an example Molly’s movie star — taken so far as it might go. “Due to the price range, we might actually gown Molly appropriately,” Mann says, filling her closet with fringed caftans, designer robes, and feather-trimmed pajamas for lounging across the manse. And since Molly’s a California woman, she’s capable of skew extra whimsical along with her sartorial selections than, say, an ber-wealthy household on a New York–centric present. “Maya is fearless with vogue,” Mann says, and that is evident within the costumes’ eye-catching jewel tones, over-the-top florals, and lavish silhouettes. Mann envisioned Molly as an vital consumer within the vogue world. “If Gucci will get one thing new in, they’re telling their particular folks about it they usually’re sending it over to them immediately,” Mann says. “Molly’s a type of very elite folks.”

Molly’s Forty fifth-birthday outfit needed to be as extravagant because the festivities themselves. In spite of everything, is the day she goes from “Jennifer Aniston to Lopez” on the “scale of ageless Jennifers,” in keeping with assistant Nicholas (the just-as-fabulously dressed Joel Kim Booster). It is also the second Molly discovers her husband of 20 years is dishonest together with his a lot youthful mistress, Hailey (Dylan Gelula).

Mann noticed the shimmery blue-and-green tie-dye Halston maxi hanging in a California retailer window and knew it was good for the second Molly embarks on her journey of self-discovery. Not solely as a result of the brilliant colours regarded superb on Rudolph however for a way the cool shades pop in Molly’s megamansion. “It is so stark and chilly,” Mann says of the $141 million Bel Air palace the place Loot is filmed. “Maya warms it up.” Mann significantly cherished how the lamé robe sways as Molly angrily storms off, finally making her getaway in a neon-green sports activities automotive that enhances her Halston. “I want I might take credit score for that automotive,” she says. “However some model selections are simply completely satisfied accidents.”

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Molly wears silk pajamas round her chilly compound, a nod to Mann’s at-home model. “After I stroll in my very own door, even when I am going out at evening, I get proper into my pajamas,” she says. “It is like Mister Rogers, who all the time needed to placed on his sweater when he got here in from outdoors. It is an opportunity to vary.” It is also a possibility for Molly to clarify that her sleepwear, by manufacturers like Olivia Von Halle and Bernadette, is opulent as the rest in her wardrobe.

Mann’s favourite set is a pair of Sleeper’s mint-green crêpe de chine pj’s with removable ostrich-feather cuffs. The posh-loungewear label’s “social gathering pajamas” retail for $320 and are supposed to be worn for greater than sleeping, which makes them an impressed activewear alternative for a classy billionaire moping round the home post-divorce — or anybody trying to up their stay- at-home wardrobe. “After being in a sweatpants-at-home form of zone, I really feel prefer it’s enjoyable to have enjoyable with vogue once more,” Mann says. “We will all throw away our grey sweatpants and take a web page from Molly’s e book.”

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Within the closing moments of the premiere, Molly wears the Mrs. Ross fringed kaftan gown by Dubai-based womenswear model Taller Marmo. The cerulean look, named in honor of music legend Diana Ross, is nearly as out of contact as giving freely Goop-esque present baggage at a ribbon-cutting for a girls’s shelter — and that was the purpose. “Molly appears superb in it, nevertheless it’s the flawed look,” Mann says. “The sleeves are form of winglike, as a result of she’s feeling form of angelic at this second, nevertheless it’s not about her in any respect and she or he has to come back to that conclusion.”

The gown’s satin-tied excessive neck and waterfall hem with sweeping fringe contributed to Mann’s choice to make use of the daring search for Molly’s first of many aha moments this season. “In some methods, her work garments are a part of her disconnect from the actual folks she’s making an attempt to assist,” she says. “Molly hasn’t but come round to dressing the a part of someone who understands this metropolis. She’s nonetheless coming in somewhat too fabulous.”

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Mann considers the overwhelmingly floral look Molly wears in episode two a testomony to Rudolph’s “footloose and fancy-free” model. The designer initially thought the matchy-matchy multipiece outfit from Milanese model La DoubleJ was somewhat too additional, even for a billionaire. However Rudolph was recreation to strive all of it: the stretch flares, the outsized shirt gown, and the matching headband and purse. “You can say, ‘Oh, you do not have to put on the pants with it,’ and she or he’s like, ‘Let’s strive it!’” Mann says. “Maya’s by no means making an attempt to cover.”

It could definitely be tough to put low within the model’s head-to-toe Selva Bianco sample, a mixture of cheerful flowers named for the Italian white wine. It is also Mann’s favourite look of the season. “It introduced us all a lot pleasure on set,” she says of the $1785 outfit Molly wears on her personal jet flight to Miami. “DoubleJ is a enjoyable model for an informal billionaire.” The label additionally made the purple palm-leaf caftan Rudolph wears within the Loot‘s opening shot: “It is such a vibe.”

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In episode six, Molly receives a prestigious award for her humanitarian work, which she proudly accepts in a ’20s-inspired raspberry-red pleated cape gown. With its ruffled excessive neck and smooth silhouette, it appears like high fashion from one of many most interesting vogue homes. It is truly the work of Theia Couture, a line of minimalist eveningwear whose followers embrace Rudolph’s BFF Amy Poehler, Taylor Swift, and Khloé Kardashian. “We have been all laughing as a result of in some locations we spent some huge cash and in others we saved rather a lot,” Mann says, noting she had to purchase so many costumes for Loot that she finally misplaced rely. (“Let’s simply say it was rather a lot.”) This fabulous robe value lower than $1,000 and ended up being one among their largest saves.

All through the ten-episode collection, Mann used big-name designers for the extra vital moments. “I used to be acutely aware of the truth that if one thing was very costly or super-fabulous, I needed to make use of it for a much bigger scene,” she says, citing Alexander McQueen, Prada, and the Vampire’s Spouse as a few of Loot‘s greater will get. It is why Mann nearly did not deliver the Theia gown to her becoming with Rudolph, frightened it wasn’t large enough for such a featured second. “It was one of many massive surprises the place Maya put it on and I used to be like, Oh my god, that is the gown!” Mann says. “Maya’s not label acutely aware. She solely cares about the way it appears and is so prepared to assist younger and up-and-coming designers.”

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In episode 9, Molly will get hit with a cream pie (for causes we cannot spoil right here) whereas sporting a blue puff-sleeved Alexander McQueen gown. The considered staining the fabulous zipped faille mini was nearly an excessive amount of for Mann to bear. “Imagine me, I needed to cry,” she says on the considered ruining even one model of the $2,250 gown. To be protected, Mann tracked down ten variations of the gown, no straightforward activity throughout the pandemic. “It wasn’t like you may simply go to Bloomingdale’s and purchase ten clothes,” she says. Her staff needed to scour Web-a-Porter and different consignment web sites to search out multiples in the identical measurement for Rudolph and her stunt double. However due to Alan Yang, Loot‘s co-creator and this specific episode’s director, they did not want almost that many McQueens. “There are some administrators who would have you ever throw ten pies and stain ten clothes, however Alan made it so we did not should throw as many,” she says, estimating they received the shot in two or three takes. “He is so modern himself that he had his eye on our clothes. However we have been ready to actually get slammed.”

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