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Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" Video Was Inspired by Dazed & Confused

They used the same costume designer.

If you've watched Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" video, you've probably noticed there was some serious 70s inspo in there. Well, it turns out there's a reason for that: The video used the same costume designer as the 90s movie Dazed & Confused, which takes place in the 70s.

The "Bad Liar" video's director Jesse Peretz wanted to imitate Dazed & Confused's costumes, which is why he contacted designer Kari Perkins a week before the two-day shoot. Her goal was to give the characters a realistic 70s look – not the hyperbolic, bell-bottom-heavy style you normally see in the movies.

"They treated it like a mini-film – the beautiful sets, the way it was lit, the cinematic quality – but the biggest difference was that it was a lot faster-paced," Perkins told Billboard. "I have a stock of great true vintage ‘70s, '80s clothing that I’ve collected over the years. I rented some from local costume houses, and we also made some things too, like the basketball team outfits. We created the wolves shirts for the team."

She aimed to make the protagonist "a cool-but-sweet kid that didn’t really fit in," she said – but it was Selena's male character that she got the biggest kick out of dressing. "For the male figure, that was really fun; especially finding something that would actually fit Selena because she’s so tiny," she said. "We laughed so hard [every time Selena was in the male costume] – she was so into character, too, just nailing it every time. We couldn’t stop laughing."

With so many characters played by Selena, the plot of this video would be impossible to follow were it not for these clever costume choices – and Selena's impressive acting.

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