Her sheath of choice was a one-shouldered, lace and blue-hued confection from costume designer Salvador Perez Jr., who also happens to be the president of the Costume Designers Guild.
Earlier this month,
"My costume designer Sal Perez is the president of the Costume Designers Guild and he is designing a gown for me for their awards," the 34-year-old captioned a snapshot.
"First he fits me with a version of the gown in white muslin, which Sivorn is measuring. This is one of the best parts of my job."
Perez dubbed his model a "#diva" -- in the best sense of the word -- when he shared a picture of them on the red carpet at the show.
"I wanted something colorful and dramatic," Perez told People. "I showed her some sketches and she selected one. Before I was a costume designer, I ran costume workrooms for movies, so designing and making clothes is second nature to me."
"Salvador had a vision and I was just excited to be part of it — I trust him implicitly," Kaling told the magazine. "The color, the silhouette, the train, it's all decadence and drama, cut in the most flattering shape. It felt like I was getting married, so much attention was paid to me looking my absolute best. When you have a gown custom-fit to you, there's not the hell of trying on dresses and your ego getting hurt because it doesn't fit in certain places."
Kaling was sure to give Perez's CDG president's letter a shout-out on social media.
The funnywoman also shared a snapshot of herself with Barinholtz at the awards show and cheekily captioned it with, "Beautiful interracial couple moments at awards show."
Kaling and Perez also got props from "Hunger Games" actress Elizbeth Banks, who plays Capitol fashionista Effie Trinket in the fantasy films.
"I loved your Sal Perez dress last night - congrats to you both for killing it," Banks tweeted at the pair.
"thanks Liz!" Kaling replied, "I can't wait to see @MrSalPerez's new Bella looks for the sequel!!!"
The night's big winners included Patricia Norris for "12 Years a Slave," Suzy Benzinger for "Blue Jasmine" and Trish Summerville for
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