Around the World With the Costumes of ‘The Detour’ With Rafaella Rabinovich

Loads of research, talking with people from a variety of nationalities. Part of our job as creatives and heads of departments, especially costume designers is to give a character a variety of layered tools they can use. In this case, a lot of it had to do with really slipping into the different cultures and seeing what we can take from them in order to fuse everything into the actual characters. That was great research and I had a lot of fun with that.

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Since the story is told through the perspectives of young adults, the Daytime Emmy-nominated designer got to have a bit of fun experimenting. “There’s an opportunity to explore who you are and where you are in life,” she says. She reveals that over 3,000 pieces of wardrobe were used in the film, and every little detail counted. “It’s the jewellery, the shoes, the scrunchies, the hat, the choice of bra that makes a difference,” she says. 

“I don’t see them as challenges,” says Rabinovich, “but more as little gifts. I was really excited to come on this season, with the different traditions, different ways of looking at the world. It was more of a case of, ‘Bring it on.'”

Lara Jean Covey, the main character of Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, has a wickedly underrated sense of style. Played by Lana Condor, her clothes are incredibly trendy in their old-school nature and beautifully colorful in a subtle way. Lara Jean's style is fashion-forward and nostalgic, all at the same time. The result of this winning combo is a lovable character who wears lovable clothes.

The film's costume designer, Rafaella Rabinovich, is the genius behind Lara Jean's outfitting. In an interview with..