January 28, 2022

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Old and new fashions in reboot

“Sex and the City” is again, and we just cannot help but wonder… no, not if Carrie and Mr. Large keep alongside one another or what transpired to Samantha — but if Carrie’s however, immediately after all these years, sporting her signature nameplate necklace.

Costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago remained tight-lipped about regardless of whether Carrie (performed by Sarah Jessica Parker) would revive some of her most noteworthy appears to be like in “And Just Like That…,” a 10-episode sequel to the authentic “SATC” series debuting Thursday on HBO Max. But they admitted that they did pluck a couple old favorites from Parker’s archive, which the star said has “every solitary solitary thing” she wore on the legendary clearly show.

“We experienced a minimal catalog in the again of our heads [of items] fans would almost certainly appreciate to see all over again, like the Roger Belt,” Rogers informed The Put up, referring to the studded cincher Carrie wore in the to start with movie that she also rocks in the reboot. “It was genuinely entertaining to come across exclusive [moments] to showcase people archive items, but we tried out to use them very cautiously and definitely give them ‘a minute.’”

Rogers worked with the famous costume designer Patricia Subject through the show’s original operate, from 1998 to 2004, with Santiago becoming a member of their workforce for the motion pictures that arrived afterwards. That gave the pair an intimacy with the a few most important people and stars Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, allowing for for a type of imaginative spontaneity when it arrived to the costumes.

The studded belt Carrie wore in the initial motion picture (left) makes an physical appearance in “And Just LIke That” — paired with a throwback Baguette bag!

“We did not limit ourselves to just working with substantial-finish designers,” Santiago said. “We labored with not known designers, we worked with classic, we labored with craftsmen — we brought in components from all around … It actually designed [the dressing room] these kinds of an open space to do something you want seriously and to arrive up with creative imagination with no limitation.”

That meant a good deal of surprises, as well: Miranda in clogs! Carrie with a canvas tote bag! “We needed to go forward [with the characters’ styles],” she explained. “The show has a distinctive name, and it’s a different time, put up-COVID.” Santiago added: “A large amount of factors have transpired in their lives, and they’ve evolved.” Here’s a sneak peek at the foremost ladies’ looks, then and now.

Carrie Bradshaw

In season 1, Carrie sported a tiny tutu. In the sixth and final season she rocked a bold midi version with Big in Paris. In "And Just Like That," the tulle look goes full-length.
In time 1, Carrie sported a tiny tutu. In the sixth and remaining period she rocked a bold midi variation with Major in Paris. In “And Just Like That,” the tulle appear goes entire-length.
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The initially time Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) appeared on-screen in 1998, she sported a $5 tutu, tank top rated and strappy sandals. That iconoclasm has not faded 25 several years later.

“Carrie is even now mixing superior and low: which is her DNA,” reported Rogers. “She’s an explorer and experimenter.”

That experimental design and style has gotten additional exuberant in the previous 25 a long time, with Carrie buying and selling in Time 1’s slinky slip dresses worn with furs and stilettos for a additional magpie look, comprehensive with jaunty hats, rich textiles and several purses worn at once.

Choose the character’s very first visual appearance in the exhibit: in a classic beige Claude Montana jumpsuit, floral Dries Van Noten jacket, feathered straw aviator hat and two crossbody purses worn a person on best of the other. 

The trio's on-screen debut is a fashion feast for the eyes. Carrie even sports two handbags, a quirky choice she would've made in her single days.
The trio’s on-display debut is a trend feast for the eyes. Carrie even sports two purses, a quirky alternative she would’ve made in her solitary days.
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“It’s a little something [the character has] accomplished in the previous,” Santiago stated when asked about the “double baggage.” He and Rogers experienced pulled a classic chain-steel Paco Rabanne purse for the outfit throughout the fitting when Parker noticed a minimal turquoise bag with a turtle closure. “We weren’t intending for everyone to have on it — it was one thing we have been it’s possible likely to use the strap for — but we grabbed it and we preferred the mix of it [with the more high-end Rabanne],” he said. 

That spontaneity led to quite a few other important outfits in the new series, these kinds of as a extensively papped striped sweater worn with a full ballerina skirt — the crinoline of a classic ballgown that the two designers took apart — which echoed not only Carrie’s famed tutu from the opening credits, but also the green tulle underskirt she wore in the very last episode of the authentic series, when she received back with each other with Massive. And then there is a fairly silk ensemble worn with an oversized white jacket and the blue floral brooch that Carrie donned commonly in Year 3.

“It all transpired actually organically in the fitting home,” Rogers reported of people minimal “nods” to the initial collection. “You would have a slouchy jacket, and it would just sort of transpire that that would be like a good moment for a flower there.” 

Carrie's floral brooch from Season 3 (left) has a comeback atop a blazer in "And just like that."
Encouraged by Carrie’s floral brooch from Time 3 (left), SJP dons a rose atop a blazer in the reboot.

Miranda Hobbes

The flame-haired feminist has occur a extensive way from her early butch electricity fits to the fairly paisley-print dresses and chandelier earrings she sports activities in the motion pictures, as she went from company Manhattan law firm to Brooklyn mom performing for a scrappier firm. Yet when actress Cynthia Nixon showed up to her fittings with a smooth silver ‘do, it opened a complete new strategy to the character’s model.

“You know, when you go to silver hair, you are confident of oneself,” Rogers explained. “You’re self-confident, you’re not hiding your true hair shade and you’re heading with the stream and experience good. So, I assume in operate and in your particular daily life, you could possibly costume a minor extra calm and not so suited.”

Miranda's corporate chic has evolved over the years. In the reboot, the lawyer has her own firm, so her takes on business attire are more relaxed.
Miranda’s corporate chic has developed about the a long time. In the reboot, the law firm has her own agency, so her can take on business enterprise attire are a lot more calm.

That suggests chunky clogs, softer suit jackets in bright colours and graphic print dresses from indie designers like Dries Van Noten and Altuzarra — as effectively as a floaty caftan from South Korean model H’s Cupboard, picked up at Park Slope boutique Min-k.

With Miranda, it was extra about bringing her look up to day with hip, new designers. “We experienced this kind of a bigger outreach [with this new show], because of the Web and Instagram that we were able to find new designers and persons that we really had been energized to do the job with and incorporate into [the girls’] types.”

Charlotte York Goldenblatt

In the initial series, Charlotte (performed by Kristin Davis) had one of the most remarkable character arcs, dealing with divorce, a spiritual conversion, a miscarriage and adoption — before having pregnant in the initial movie. Still the former art gallerist turned Higher East Aspect mommy stayed genuine to her blue-blood fashion tastes, sticking with sweet sweater sets, prissy polka-dot prints and Burberry checks all over “SATC’s” 6 seasons.

“Charlotte has stayed the exact same in her fashion outlook,” stated Rogers of the character’s regularity. “She’s nonetheless in the Upper East Facet, she has a loved ones and she attire in that lane.”

Kristin Davis' Charlotte has changed the least out of all the characters.
Kristin Davis’ Charlotte has improved the least out of all the people.
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The two designers managed to subtly tweak her wardrobe, even so, making it even more magnificent, as befitting her pampered existence, with even fuller midi-length skirts, puff-sleeved blouses and floral dresses festooned with ruffles and pussy bows, as properly as a mini Burberry bag for her dog’s poop — a element that seemed to channel the whimsy of Rogers’ mentor, Patricia Discipline, who gave Rogers a bit of tips in advance of she took demand of the costumes for the clearly show.

“She stated to check out to retain the whimsy and the fun of it,” Rogers mentioned. “And do not get also major, that anything would be good.”