Costume designer Tom Broecker and wardrobe supervisor Dale Richards managed to perfectly match the vice president-elect's outfit from her victory speech Saturday night for Rudolph's Saturday Night Live cold open hours later. "My assistant started capturing screen grabs of everything (Harris) was wearing so we could get all the details right — the shoes, the jewelry, the hair, makeup, blouse, and the suit," Broecker tells Pop Sugar. "By 9 p.m. we had pulled all the 'research' photos together and started looking through our stock to see if there was anything that could work. Every store in the city had been closed for hours. There was no way to shop this look anywhere, except in our back rooms. A box of cream charmeuse fabric was found to make the blouse, and then a cream double-breasted suit was found that could be completely recut and altered to make the suit work. It would require an incredible amount of work to recut a double-breasted suit into a single-breasted suit, but I work with the most incredible tailors in the world. They put the jacket on Maya's mannequin form in the office and went to work, just like in the movie Cinderella. Eighty minutes later, and four tailors exhausted, Maya did a fitting. It was perfect and she was ready to go to the stage. As she was leaving her dressing room, I realized she didn't have her flag pin on her lapel. Her dresser went running into the wardrobe room to get her flag pin. I will say this: nowhere else in the world could this happen." ALSO: Dave Chappelle delivered nearly 10 million viewers to SNL, its largest viewership since Eddie Murphy in December 2019 and largest demo rating since Melissa McCarthy in May 2017.
TOPICS: Maya Rudolph, NBC, Saturday Night Live, Dale Richards, Dave Chappelle, Kamala Harris, Tom Broecker, 2020 Presidential Election