“There may or may not be a little makeover happening,” Michele, whose Rachel is off to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, hinted to PEOPLE on Wednesday at the FOX show’s season 4 premiere in L.A. “We do have Sarah Jessica Parker on our show this season, so it would only be right.”
It’s an exciting upgrade for the star, who seemingly didn’t relate to Rachel’s high school style.
“I’m very happy,” she said. “Now I can leave work and keep my hair and makeup and actually want to wear my clothes out to dinner and stuff like that.”
A similar change is happening for Jenna Ushkowitz’s Tina Cohen-Chang, who’s staying behind in Ohio for her senior year of high school.
“She gets to wear bangs this year, and she … matures,” the actress shared. “We finessed her. She went from the goth and all the layers and corsets to black dresses, and then we went into color.”
Now, “Tina is definitely [into] color, short, retro dresses. Definitely more flats … and no more knee socks,” Ushkowitz said. Designer labels, too. “She used to wear a lot of vintage things, and I love that [the costume designers] have started to incorporate Marc Jacobs and more fashion-forward things [into her wardrobe].” Tell us: Did you watch the Glee premiere last night? Did you notice a change in the characters’ styles?
–Dahvi Shira, with reporting by Gabrielle Olya