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"SNL" Explained How They Managed To Recreate Kamala Harris' White Pantsuit So Quickly

"I will say this: nowhere else in the world could this happen."

If you tuned in to Saturday Night Live this past weekend, you had guaranteed whiplash at how quickly the show recreated Kamala Harris' victory-speech white pantsuit for its Maya Rudolph-starring cold open.

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In an interview with PopSugar, SNL costume designer/producer Tom Broecker revealed how he and and wardrobe designer Dale Richards pulled off the look in just under 90 minutes.

Maya Rudolph as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on SNL
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"My assistant started capturing screen grabs of everything [Harris] was wearing so we could get all the details right — the shoes, the jewelry, the hair, makeup, blouse, and the suit," Broecker explained.

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"By 9 p.m. we had pulled all the 'research' photos together and started looking through our stock to see if there was anything that could work."

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris during the "Biden Victory" Cold Open
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"Every store in the city had been closed for hours. There was no way to shop this look anywhere, except in our back rooms."

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After what Broecker described as "Eighty minutes later, and four tailors exhausted," Rudolph was ready for the stage — but there was one final detail missing.

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris during the "Biden Victory" Cold Open
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"As she was leaving her dressing room, I realized she didn't have her flag pin on her lapel. Her dresser went running into the wardrobe room to get her flag pin."

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris referring to Donald Trump as a loser during on SNL
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And that's how they pulled it off. Pretty impressive, huh?

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