If you watched last night’s season finale of New Girl and were taken with the stylish outfits worn by star Zooey Deschanel, the reason she wore them so well could be because she actually designed them herself.

In fact, the dresses Zooey wore in the episode from her new fashion line, “To Tommy, From Zooey,”; a collaboration between the actress/singer/designer and fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger.

As Zooey tells Entertainment Weekly, she didn’t have to pull a star trip to get her clothing on the air. “I didn’t even tell [New Girl creator] Liz [Meriwether] I had a fashion line,” Deschanel reveals. “I showed several samples to Deborah Maguire, who’s our costume designer…and put them in the mix for Liz and the powers that be to review. When I walked [on set] in them, I got so many compliments. People had no idea.”;

Tommy Hilfiger tells EW that Zooey was “very involved”; in the entire design process of the 16-piece collection, which includes dresses, handbags and nautical-themed accessories. “She knows very well what she likes and doesn’t like,”; says Tommy.

In this interview with ET Canada, Zooey discusses the fashion line, which took two years to come to fruition: