'The Mindy Project's' costume motto: 'If it's cute, that's all that matters'

Costume designer Sal Perez's favorite part of his job on Fox's freshman series "The Mindy Project" is working with the woman at the center of it, creator and star Mindy Kaling."I love the collaboration," he tells Zap2it. "Many times actors don't have an opinion, and Mindy is so specific. It's the most collaboration I've ever had with any actor. I get email from her at 2 a.m. in the morning that she found a cute sweater online."Mindy's character, Mindy Lahiri, is a New York obstetrician who makes good money and loves clothes, so Kaling's input makes Perez's job easier."Mindy shops voraciously, and every boutique in L.A. knows her," he says. "It's really fun that she loves clothes as much as she does. She is very specific about designers and fits."Kaling's character is loosely based on her in real life, which leads to some crossover -- but not a lot -- when it comes to fashion."Mindy...



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