Well, it seems you CAN take the ‘hockey mom’ out of Alaska … on the Huffington Post today it was revealed that Governor Sarah Palin did not like the garments Saturday Night Live gave her to wear and wanted ‘nicer’ clothes instead of the red suit Tina Fey usually wears on the show when portraying Sarah Palin. SNL costume designer Tom Broecker finally reached a compromise with the vice presidential candidate. Guess Gov. Palin thinks she’s too good for her previous Alaskan wardrobe. Good thing for Gov. Palin is that after the election she is likely to receive countless speaking engagements at conservative, right wing Republican dinners paying her $40,000 or more per appearance. Her ‘fans’ will probably be glad to pickup the tab for all of Sarah Palin’s new wardrobe needs.
The “Saturday Night Live” costume designer Wednesday night revealed the struggle he had in dressing Sarah Palin: she wanted to wear nicer clothes than they had picked out for her, reflecting the new image she has carefully constructed on the campaign trail.
While Palin’s transformation from hockey mom to fashion plate has raised eyebrows, her “SNL” character, played by Tina Fey, has remained firmly in the red jacket. And according to Women’s Wear Daily‘s Irin Carmon, “SNL” costume designer Tom Broecker said Wednesday night that dressing Palin for last Saturday’s cameo required a compromise:
Of Palin, Broecker said, “In speaking with her, I had to get her to understand why she needed to wear the same thing as Tina [Fey]. We had gone off and created it for the first time a month ago, a look we identified as Sarah Palin. She had moved on in her own image of herself. I said, ‘I know you’ve moved on you’re wearing tighter clothes, more black but this is the character of Sarah Palin.”
The compromise, he said, was Palin returning in her own clothes the second time she appeared on the show to cheer on Amy Poehler’s Palin-themed rap.
Sarah Palin dressed in red for the opening skit (per “SNL” wishes):
Then, later, Sarah Palin dressed in black (the compromise):