The LA Times has a great article on the costumes and wardrobe for the cast of Arrested Development.
I wanted to share the following snippet about Tobias Funke’s Never Nude Cutoffs, which are actually women’s designer cutoff jeans from Neiman Marcus!
Quoted from Adam Tschorn’s LA Times article: New ‘Arrested Development’: All re-dressed up and ready to go
The most iconic piece of apparel in the original series run has to be Tobias’ “never nude” denim cutoffs. Where did you find those?
Costume designer Katie Sparks: Mitch said, “Let’s do some cutoffs for Tobias” [played by David Cross] and — I’ve never told anyone this — I was in Neiman Marcus and saw these cutoffs in the women’s section. They were just low enough to cover everything, but they were short-short and had a little fringe. I thought: ‘Oh, my God — these are hysterical!’ They were $150, and I felt like an idiot for buying them … I wish I could remember the exact brand, but they were definitely designer — Givenchy or something. But they were so perfect because they were cut for women and came so high up they looked like underwear.
So that’s how he ended up wearing women’s cutoff jeans from Neiman Marcus.