We invite them into our homes, quote them regularly, and miss them when they’re gone — that’s the power of iconic SNL characters. Now we can dress like them, too. Costume designer Tom Broecker handpicked some of fashion’s hottest designers to interpret the garb of fan favorites for charity. The streetworthy styles will be available at Saks’ flagship NYC store and online Oct. 13.
Suno’s Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty didn’t stray far from Kristen Wiig’s troublemaker. ”We altered the proportions slightly to make sure the look was wearable and cute,” they tell EW.
Accessories designer Eugenia Kim flirted with creating a bow for Gilly, but ultimately went with her love of classic SNL. ”This is a cold-weather knit that’s so heavy that it kind of stands up like a cone, but in a really wearable way,” she says. ”If you wear it uncuffed, it’s basically a knit version of the Conehead.”
To update Gilda Radner’s quirky dweeb, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet embraced mixed prints. ”The cut is unconventional enough to appeal to the Nerds’ idiosyncratic sense of style,” she says.
It’s hard not to skew costumey when it’s a literal uniform, but Broecker thinks the Elizabeth and James look — inspired by Will Ferrell’s and Cheri Oteri’s pepsters — works. ”Sportswear is big right now,” he says.