January 25, 2022

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Forget Mediocre Fashion

‘And Just Like That’ costume designer says viral dress cost $5

From the second pictures from the established of “And Just Like That…” 1st surfaced this summer, admirers could not help but surprise about the manner showcased in the “Sex and the City” revival.

But not all the model sneak peeks were satisfied with equal pleasure when net sleuths improperly identified a single of Carrie’s dresses as a Endlessly 21 uncover, enthusiasts feared she’d traded designer duds for quick fashion.

Despite the on line outrage, costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago verified to Web page 6 Design that Sarah Jessica Parker’s a lot-talked over maxi arrived from the latter’s “personal archive of secondhand finds.”

And whilst the paisley look did not have a label, it boasted a selling price tag at any time Permanently 21 in all probability could not beat.

“He bought it lots of yrs in the past for $5 or $6,” Rogers advised us. “We afterwards discovered that Permanently 21 did have a [very similar] gown, but knocked off one thing from an Indian designer. Given how extended Danny had the costume, we think it was in all probability from the first designer.”

Sarah Jessica Parker on the phone outside while wearing a printed maxi dress
Carrie Bradshaw didn’t ditch designer duds for rapid style, as admirers to start with considered.
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While fans had been also divided around the conclusion to design and style the gown with a blue button-up shirt, Rogers felt it was a great combo for the scene in which Carrie confronts Natasha (Bridget Moynahan), Mr. Big’s ex-spouse.

“[Showrunner] Michael Patrick King required her to be in a little something ‘not Carrie,’” she discussed. “It was Sarah Jessica’s plan to include things like the shirt with the chook underneath.”

Bridget Moynahan and Sarah Jessica Parker sitting in a shop while filming
According to Rogers, the maxi gown was meant to be out of character for Carrie.
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The design choice wasn’t the only way Parker affected her character’s clothing, having said that. In accordance to Rogers, the “amazingly collaborative” star not only “brought her level of check out and sturdy fashion sense to every fitting,” but also hauled some of Carrie’s authentic pieces out of storage for the shoot.

“We were being so fortunate that Sarah Jessica had all the seems to be in her archives that she opened up to us,” the costume designer mentioned, pointing to the studded Streets In advance “Roger” belt ($598) observed in the 1st “Sex and the City” film as a certain “fan beloved.” In HBO Max’s new sequence, Carrie pairs it with a pink Carolina Herrera gown.

“We were being happy to be in a position to ‘Roger’ that,” Rogers quipped of the beloved belt.

Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon wearing dresses on the set of "And Just Like That"
And just like that, Carrie’s studded “Roger” belt and Fendi baguette are again.
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That’s not the only pre-loved piece viewers will spy onscreen Rogers and Santiago “shopped a whole lot of resale, vintage, and thrift” to build out characters’ wardrobes, scoring purses, jewelry and designer apparel from shops like Arcade and A Current Affair as properly as on line stores including ThredUp, The RealReal and Fashionphile.

“[Vintage] was a hallmark of the costume design and style of ‘Sex and the Town,’” said Rogers, a protégée of first “SATC” costume designer Patricia Industry.

Admirers even have thrifting to thank for the triumphant return of Carrie’s tutu — the initial iteration of which, by the way, also price tag just $5 — as Rogers instructed us she shopped secondhand crinolines for the show.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a striped sweater and white tulle skirt
Tutu, consider two: SJP wears this classic crinoline in “And Just Like That…”
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In that same spirit, she and Santiago have partnered with ThredUp on a trio of curated collections that seize the “And Just Like That…” aesthetic. “The Assertion Maker” is packed with vibrant, quirky finds Carrie would adore, while “The Polished Romantic” options Charlotte-deserving preppy items and “The Laid-Again Ability Dresser” focuses on comfortable tailoring, à la Miranda.

The on-line resale platform is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Willie Garson Fund at YouGottaBelieve.org, which connects youngsters in foster care to loving family members. Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on the show, died of pancreatic cancer in September.

Split photos of various clothes on ThredUp inspired by "SATC"
Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago handpicked parts for the ThredUp procuring knowledge.
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And despite the fact that the a few edits are evidently based mostly on the series’ foremost girls, Rogers insists they are “not about dressing like a character you see on Television.”

“[They’re] about obtaining some inspiration to produce your individual special and special appears and owning self confidence in what you love for you,” she explained.

Carrie Bradshaw would undoubtedly approve.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon filming on the streets of NYC
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprise their roles in the “SATC” reboot.
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