The place to Store Carrie Bradshaw’s Seems to be from And Simply Like That… Season 2

Spoilers under.

Regardless of how properly the marriage day goes, you hardly ever get to put on the identical bridal robe twice. Within the case of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), reminiscences of the ceremony that by no means was from the primary Intercourse and the Metropolis film are removed from joyful. Now, 15 years later, Carrie is reclaiming the {custom} Vivienne Westwood robe’s narrative within the And Simply Like That… second season premiere for one of many starriest nights on the style calendar. Sure, Carrie and her associates are off to the Met Gala!

Whereas not one of the characters will get to stroll the well-known Met steps, as these are just for celebrities (a lot to Harry’s dismay), everyone seems to be pulling out all of the stops for the “Veiled Magnificence” theme. Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker)—who bought the desk—virtually stops visitors in a shocking crimson {custom} Valentino and black headdress. In the meantime, Seema (Sarita Choudhury) is a imaginative and prescient in a caped fall 2020 RTW bronze Balmain robe. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) takes a special method to polo apparel in a {custom}, My Honest Woman-impressed ensemble with a up to date latex corset and glove. Her hat is from legendary milliner Stephen Jones, and it’s an archival piece from “a John Galliano present from the early 2000s,” co-costume designer Danny Santiago explains.


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Carrie additionally regarded to the previous, however repurposing her ache was not the writer-podcaster’s authentic plan. As an alternative of with the ability to put on the robe she had envisioned (designed by Jackie’s spouse, Smoke), a last-minute catastrophe results in this sustainable trend second. For Carrie, she solely has to enter her closet to seek out the well-known strapless corset costume. In actuality, it was so much additional away.

“We learn the scripts. We noticed it was there, we referred to as London [the Vivienne Westwood archive], they did some repairs, they despatched it over, and it match her,” says fellow AJLT costume designer Molly Rogers. “The bluebird was nonetheless alive. We had been capable of get that.” The notorious fowl from the primary SATC film (Patricia Subject designed the films and SATC collection) lives to inform one other day, and that is the primary of two beforehand contentious accessories that received a second probability at sitting on Parker’s head.

Whereas the ultimate Met Gala robe was scripted, Carrie’s first-choice costume wasn’t set in stone. “We introduced in a lot of totally different concepts. We introduced in some clothes that already existed,” says Santiago. “We had some muslins fabricated from concepts of varieties of clothes with silhouettes that we had been going to construct onto.” The placing bluebird influenced the colour decisions of the too-tight and unfinished column costume and Smoke’s addition to the unique marriage ceremony costume. “We had been considering a cape can be stunning. That is one thing folks put on to the Met to deliver it up the subsequent notch,” says Santiago.

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Carrie clothes up for the Met Ball.

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The dramatic piece initially got here from a teal frock among the many clothes on the racks “That’s the backside of a classic ball robe; we took the bodice out, and that’s the waist and the underside of the ball robe that we transformed right into a cape,” says Santiago. All the things outdated is new once more, whether or not a bridal robe tied to a painful previous or a costume that may turn out to be a very totally different garment. The ultimate aptitude comes courtesy of custom-made gloves that the workforce dyed and a pair of teal SJP Assortment slingbacks “that we had our tailor hand-crystal.”

That is removed from Carrie’s solely look within the premiere, not to mention the entire season. “She had so much of adjustments, and it was like being shot out of a cannon for episode 1,” says Rogers. Right here, the costume-designer duo discusses what you possibly can count on within the first few episodes. Whereas the actual onscreen wardrobe depends closely on classic items, the choices under embrace matches and dupes of Carrie’s one-of-a-kind fashion.

Episode 1

The Informal Look

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“It is a bookend. A sweatshirt at first, all the way in which to coming down the grand stoop. It did run the gamut,” says Rogers. The opening montage shortly catches us up with our main solid (and who they’re with) and covers the spectrum of bed room apparel (or, in Miranda’s case, an easy-to-undo summer season costume in L.A.). Some, like LTW, favor horny underwear paired with a gown, however for a fresh-faced Carrie, an outsized slouchy New York Occasions sweatshirt and heels are equally alluring. Plus, she is supporting her native newspaper. “I completely beloved how that regarded on her along with her legs,” says Rogers. Carrie’s informal appears combine consolation and elegance, whether or not a classy caftan or a sweatshirt celebrating one in every of New York’s establishments.

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Hanes Hanes Ladies’s EcoSmart Crewneck Sweatshirt, White, Medium
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Jumpsuits and Hats

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Showrunner Michael Patrick King was nicknamed the “Hat Killer” within the documentary that accompanied the primary season after he nixed a classic summer season hat that Carrie would put on to Jackie’s (Bobby Lee) marriage ceremony to Smoke (Bethlehem Million) within the finale. Rogers discovered the straw hat at Clignancourt Flea Market in Paris, and Parker was enamored from the bounce. “The hat from the documentary the place we fought and cried over it,” laughs Rogers. Parker was “so joyful to put on that,” confirms Santiago. Fortunately, very like the fowl, this piece will get a second life, as does the ‘80s classic white lace flared jumpsuit that began as a marriage costume and was upcycled by Transformed Closet founder Kate McGuire. A pre-fall 2022 Thom Browne purse, Vivienne Westwood pumps from Moji Farhat Classic Paris, and If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery full the look.

What’s the important thing to a Carrie hat? “I feel what we all the time attempt to do is one thing totally different, a bit bit off the radar. We search for one thing that is received an excellent texture to it, one thing that typically may be very romantic,” says Santiago. “All of them appear to have their very own little story, and so they’re nearly like jewellery—they’re very valuable.” Rogers has some concepts for Parker to interrupt new headwear trend floor: “It is onerous to not put a hat on her even in mattress. We have to do this. She appears so good in hats. She might put a hat on a hat on a hat. She’s unbelievable.”

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Episode 2

Pigeon Clutch

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“I feel that was a basic Intercourse and the Metropolis second on And Simply Like That. Carrie is clearly obsessive about birds; she put one on her head,” laughs Rogers. After all, Rogers is speaking in regards to the whimsical JW Anderson pigeon purse. Fabien Fixed, who directed the AJLT documentary, put the pigeon clutch on their radar. That is removed from Carrie’s first playful bag, and right here she groups it with brown python Dior Excessive Gladiator Sandals (which she wore in a number of different colorways within the 2008 film—together with along with her marriage ceremony costume), beige ribbed socks, and a zippered cargo jumpsuit (additionally by Transformed Closet).

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Carrie Bradshaw doesn’t do one-color dressing, however on this event, when she heads to the podcast studio, she opts for head-to-toe in what Rogers calls “a ravishing lipstick coloration.” Rogers says finally, “There aren’t any guidelines,” and the all-over fuchsia proves that is no trend fake pas. “That was a classic silk costume that we had present in a classic present, the material had such an excellent circulate to it, and after we had been it, we did not need to litter it up with anything,” says Santiago. “All of us gravitated to creating it monochromatic and conserving the identical tones. We occurred to have that lovely Donna Karan suede bag, then we had the shoe, and all of it got here collectively.” Carrie is unafraid to combine corduroy, plaid, and a patterned silk skirt, plaid on plaid, or stripes and florals. “Generally we get very textural, and we combine loads of patterns. It is good to wash the palette typically and do one thing monochromatic like that,” says Santiago.

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Pleated Fake Wrap Costume
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Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Clutch in Fuchsia.
Rebecca Minkoff Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Clutch in Fuchsia.
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