Costume designer: Charmaine Simmons Could a TV show that mocked fashion with story lines about a puffy shirt, a "manssiere" or a woman who seems to wear only one dress be associated with clothing trends? Sure, says Jones. Simmons' knack for putting Michael Richard's Kramer in retro-striped sweaters and bowling shirts was on trend with the late-'90s thrift store revival. And three years ago a New York Times article reported that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Elaine Benes was the inspiration for a run of "Upper West Side grunge."
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