Who knew, that with all the sex, drugs, and guns in Euphoria, one of the most anxiety-inducing scenes would be of Maddy Perez, swiftly changing out of her boss’ designer clothing and back into her own, just in time to save her babysitting job. An innocent prospect for such a thrilling and dangerous plot, but equally compelling, nonetheless.
In Euphoria’s second episode of season two, dubbed Out of Touch, we see Maddy amidst her new career endeavor. After attempting to donate her eggs for some cash doesn’t work out since she’s only 17, babysitting becomes her next-best alternative. Working for an outrageously wealthy family, Maddy unexpectedly enjoys spending time with the child Theo, but really loves her routine once she puts him to bed.
Sneaking into the lavish and palatial closet of Theo’s mother (played by Minka Kelly), Judy Garland’s Come Rain or Come Shine begins to thump away in the background. As Maddy gently swipes through the abundant clothing collection in admiration, she launches into her very own fashion show. Snapping selfies and waving to imaginary adoring fans, the high school cheerleader slips in and out of a shimmering gold vintage Dior gown, a sheer and sleek Valentino from Spring/Summer 1993, a sculptural velvet Mugler confection from Fall/Winter 1991, and a bold printed Chanel shirtdress from Spring/Summer 1997.
With Heidi Bivens as Euphoria‘s costume designer, the archival pieces were all sourced from Brynn Jones’ boutique Aralda Vintage in LA.
In behind-the-scenes clips titled Enter Euphoria, Alexa Demie breaks down Maddy’s decisions and the fun she had trying on so many luxe designer pieces. Explaining that Maddie’s break from the all-consuming and tumultuous relationship with her abusive ex Nate Jacobs has given her a new sense of freedom and independence, Demie believes this space has allowed Maddie to look to the future and question what she wants in life.
“She, of course, finds a job babysitting for an extravagant, chic woman, who has beautiful clothing,” says Demie. “My friend Brynn came in and helped us set design with all of her clothing. Because she just has the most beautiful clothing. She came in and brought a bunch of stuff from her shop. She owns Aralda Vintage. It was like my dream closet. We had a lot of vintage couture gowns and that was so fun. Like, walking in, and being able to try on all those gowns was definitely a highlight.”