Funny-girl fashion: Five minutes with costume designer Jacqueline Demeterio

The picture shown above is of Annie Parisse in Netflix’s new original series, “Friends From College.” Photo by David Lee.

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“Normally, when you’re talking to comedy writers, the first thing out of their mouths isn’t, ‘We want the clothes to be aspirational and fashionable,’” says costume designer Jacqueline Demeterio, who was tasked with just that for bringing to life the new Netflix series “Friends From College.”

The series stars Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Jae Suh Park, Fred Savage and Billy Eichner as — you guessed it — a collection of friends who find themselves reunited after several years. For Demeterio, whose most recent film credit was dressing Anne Hathaway in Balenciaga and Saint Laurent for “The Intern,” the chance to work with head-to-toe fashion looks in the comedy genre drew her in.

“Annie Parisse’s character, Sam, is the most high fashion, New York gallery owner. You know, she’s in the art world,” Demeterio says. “You watch so many comedies, and they’re like in T-shirts and whatever. With Parisse’s character, we were able to do head-to-toe looks. Every time you see her, she should have a different bag, different shoes and different jewelry. We were able to really dive into it.”

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