“Never Have I Ever” star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan looked ethereal in purple for her “Tonight Show” appearance on Aug. 9, wearing a patterned dress and platform heels that matched perfectly. Taken from Zimmerman’s fall 2022 ready-to-wear “Stargazer” collection, her minidress was covered in striking pink, purple and blue flowers and featured flounce bell sleeves, a full skirt, pouf shoulders and a high neckline. The trim was embellished with black beads for an added touch of glam and eye-catching dimension.
With input from stylist Joseph Castle Falconer (who also works with Taylor Swift), Ramakrishnan followed in the footsteps of many other celebrities who stepped out in platform shoes this year, choosing gray patent-leather Casadei Mary Janes with 6-inch heels. She finished off the look with teardrop-shaped earrings studded with white, purple and black stones and several metallic rings to coordinate with her printed dress.
After sharing pictures of her outfit on Instagram, hundreds of followers flooded her comments with praise for her getup and late-night talk-show appearance. Mindy Kaling commented, “I fainted,” while costar Ramona Young wrote, “The Fitttttt” and “Never Have I Ever” newcomer Anirudh Pisharodi said, “This is next level.”
During an interview with host Jimmy Fallon, Ramakrishnan discussed how her role as Devi Vishwakumar in Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” was her first original work. He also revealed a joke he enjoys playing on people about Kaling, the show’s creator. “My favorite thing is to try and convince people that we’re distantly related because then they feel awkward,” she joked.
Take a closer look at the actor’s whimsical dress and pointed heels, and stay tuned to see what Devi wears when “Never Have I Ever” season three premieres on August 12.