Patricia Fields on the Kath & Kim costumes

06 October 2008


We've been dying to see the American version of our favourite Australian comedy Kath & Kim when it airs on television there on Thursday night. But now there's another reason it's set to be compulsive viewing - stylist Patricia Fields is on board. The former Sex and the City legend has revealed how she created the ‘Florida blue-collar mall' look for Molly Shannon and Selma Blair, who star as mother and grown-up daughter living unhappily under one roof. She scoured malls in New Jersey and LA knock-off stores to find the spandex swimsuits, rainbow tube tops and DayGlo jumpsuits that would reflect the look. ‘Tight jeans, low cut tops...But nothing too fashion-y, because that will blow it. She has to stay trailer.' And though we don't think we'll be adopting the Ombre skinny jeans or cutaway swimsuits we predict Patricia Fields's plastic rainbow necklace will be the new ‘Carrie' name-plate number. Check out some on-set looks below and here's a sneak preview of the show from the States. [WWD]


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