December 08, 2015 04:15 PM

Looks like Mindy Kaling’s stylist and costume designer, Salvador Perez, is taking a break these days, because the star has a new guy to turn to — her dad!

The Mindy Project actress, 36, hit the red carpet in a multi-color, glitter-embellished minidress for the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies event on Friday in Beverly Hills, and according Kaling, she has her dad to thank for the stylish ensemble.

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“It’s Peter Pilotto,” Kaling told
. “My dad got this for me.”

The Mindy Project went on to explain how her dad doubled as her stylist for the day: “He was just hanging out with me because we were going to go to lunch after and he was like, ‘Oh, I like this dress,’ and I was like, ‘Dad, you have amazing taste. This is Peter Pilotto.'”

But Kaling admits her dad didn’t know too much about the designer behind the dress, he simply selected the look blindly based on its colorful aesthetic. “He didn’t know who it was, but he really liked it,” she said. “After I tried it on, I told him I’m going to get it, he was like, ‘No, I’m going to get it for you.’ It was really cool. I have a cool dad.”

Kaling’s on-set stylist stylist and the costume designer behind her colorful wardrobe on The Mindy Project, Salvador Perez, previously told PeopleStyle that the actress has learned to select silhouettes that perfectly flatter her figure.

“Mindy will find a great coat she likes, but to make it flatter her it should be more tailored,” he said. “So we’ll take coats that are like a cocoon coat and we tailor them, and then they’re just more flattering on.”

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Perez added that between the two of them, they love taking risks on set and on the red carpet.

“We’re very experimental,” he said. “We’ve tried to keep it different; like what silhouette haven’t we done, what color haven’t we done. So we’re having a lot of fun with it. And her instinct is usually right. The Oscar dress, we called that neckline ‘The Mindy’ because it’s so flattering on her; nobody can pull it off the way she does. But you put it on her and it’s just so sexy because it’s daring, but it’s not overt. We love that cut on her. We’ve done versions of it — and we’ve done another version of that dress for the opening episode of the show.”

Between Perez and her dad, Kaling has one stylish team dressing her.

What do you think of Mindy’s ensemble? Do you think her dad could double as her stylist? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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