By pitting Carol's lean, simple silhouette against Therese's full-skirted, layered, and boldly patterned ensembles, Powell aimed to enforce their character's intrinsic differences. "Therese doesn’t start becoming aware of her look until she starts becoming aware of herself and how she’s developing," Powell elaborates. The dark gray coat, a vintage fair find, telegraphs practicality, while the distinctive hat is a nod to the period's emerging genre of color street photography. "A lot of [that photography] was at night, and a lot of it was in the rain or darkened skies," Powell says of works by such artists as Saul Leiter, a cue that cinematographer Lachman certainly took. "And little bits of red or yellow popped, like traffic lights and taxi cabs."