Unlike other costume designers (Janie Bryant, we're looking at you), Debra McGuire doesn't get a ton of press. That all might change as New Girl, one of the shows that McGuire styles, is coming back for a third season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news at noon today, New Girl is tops among Fox's female comedy watchers ages 18 to 34, so the move was kind of a no-brainer.
McGuire should be more high profile—she was the costume designer for ten years running on Friends. In the above video, which was released a few months back, she describes her current approach. "We talk about the concepts and what the characters are about and what their world is going to be like," she says. "I'm on the computer every day, looking for designers all over the world that are doing unique and interesting things."
In the clip, series star Zooey Deschanel also reveals that Jess' adorable, trademark pajama sets—often worn to pad around the loft—weren't written into the original script. New Girl creator Liz Meriwether had instead planned for Jess to wear sweatpants. "Debra and I were like, um, no, pajamas. They're cuter." The rest is history.
· Debra McGuire [Official Site]
· New Girl [Official Site]
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