“Sex and the City” is again, and we simply cannot assistance but wonder… no, not if Carrie and Mr. Big continue to be with each other or what transpired to Samantha — but if Carrie’s however, soon after all these several years, sporting her signature nameplate necklace.
Costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago remained restricted-lipped about no matter whether Carrie (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) would revive some of her most notable seems to be in “And Just Like That…,” a 10-episode sequel to the authentic “SATC” collection debuting Thursday on HBO Max. But they admitted that they did pluck a number of previous favorites from Parker’s archive, which the star explained includes “every solitary solitary thing” she wore on the legendary clearly show.
“We experienced a minor catalog in the again of our heads [of items] supporters would in all probability like to see all over again, like the Roger Belt,” Rogers informed The Write-up, referring to the studded cincher Carrie wore in the initial film that she also rocks in the reboot. “It was truly enjoyable to discover particular [moments] to showcase people archive parts, but we tried to use them pretty thoroughly and definitely give them ‘a moment.’”
Rogers labored with the legendary costume designer Patricia Discipline for the duration of the show’s first run, from 1998 to 2004, with Santiago joining their team for the films that arrived afterwards. That gave the pair an intimacy with the 3 key figures and stars Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, letting for a sort of creative spontaneity when it arrived to the costumes.
“We did not restrict ourselves to just functioning with large-conclusion designers,” Santiago mentioned. “We labored with mysterious designers, we worked with vintage, we labored with craftsmen — we introduced in components from all in excess of … It actually made [the dressing room] such an open up area to do anything you want actually and to arrive up with creative imagination with no limitation.”
That intended plenty of surprises, much too: Miranda in clogs! Carrie with a canvas tote bag! “We wanted to transfer forward [with the characters’ styles],” she reported. “The demonstrate has a various title, and it is a diverse time, put up-COVID.” Santiago added: “A lot of issues have occurred in their life, and they’ve developed.” Here’s a sneak peek at the main ladies’ seems to be, then and now.
The 1st time Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) appeared on-display screen in 1998, she sported a $5 tutu, tank prime and strappy sandals. That iconoclasm hasn’t light 25 several years later on.
“Carrie is still mixing substantial and very low: which is her DNA,” stated Rogers. “She’s an explorer and experimenter.”
That experimental model has gotten additional exuberant in the past 25 a long time, with Carrie trading in Year 1’s slinky slip attire worn with furs and stilettos for a additional magpie search, total with jaunty hats, wealthy textiles and multiple purses worn at the moment.
Consider the character’s initially physical appearance in the demonstrate: in a vintage beige Claude Montana jumpsuit, floral Dries Van Noten jacket, feathered straw aviator hat and two crossbody purses worn a single on top of the other.
“It’s a thing [the character has] completed in the past,” Santiago claimed when questioned about the “double bags.” He and Rogers had pulled a vintage chain-metal Paco Rabanne purse for the outfit in the course of the fitting when Parker spotted a little turquoise bag with a turtle closure. “We weren’t intending for any individual to have on it — it was some thing we were being probably going to use the strap for — but we grabbed it and we liked the blend of it [with the more high-end Rabanne],” he said.
That spontaneity led to several other key outfits in the new collection, this sort of as a commonly papped striped sweater worn with a complete ballerina skirt — the crinoline of a vintage ballgown that the two designers took aside — which echoed not only Carrie’s famed tutu from the opening credits, but also the green tulle underskirt she wore in the previous episode of the unique collection, when she received back again with each other with Big. And then there is a fairly silk ensemble worn with an oversized white jacket and the blue floral brooch that Carrie donned commonly in Time 3.
“It all transpired genuinely organically in the fitting space,” Rogers said of those people minor “nods” to the authentic series. “You would have a slouchy jacket, and it would just kind of come about that that would be like a great minute for a flower there.”
The flame-haired feminist has occur a very long way from her early butch energy satisfies to the really paisley-print attire and chandelier earrings she athletics in the movies, as she went from corporate Manhattan law firm to Brooklyn mother doing the job for a scrappier organization. Nevertheless when actress Cynthia Nixon showed up to her fittings with a modern silver ‘do, it opened a complete new method to the character’s model.
“You know, when you go to silver hair, you are confident of on your own,” Rogers stated. “You’re self-confident, you are not hiding your correct hair shade and you are heading with the stream and emotion great. So, I believe in do the job and in your personalized everyday living, you may possibly dress a little extra comfortable and not so suited.”
That means chunky clogs, softer fit jackets in dazzling shades and graphic print attire from indie designers like Dries Van Noten and Altuzarra — as properly as a floaty caftan from South Korean brand H’s Cabinet, picked up at Park Slope boutique Min-k.
With Miranda, it was a lot more about bringing her appear up to date with hip, new designers. “We had these types of a bigger outreach [with this new show], mainly because of the Web and Instagram that we were in a position to discover new designers and men and women that we definitely were being excited to get the job done with and incorporate into [the girls’] styles.”
Charlotte York Goldenblatt
In the authentic collection, Charlotte (performed by Kristin Davis) had one of the most extraordinary character arcs, going through divorce, a religious conversion, a miscarriage and adoption — right before receiving pregnant in the 1st film. Still the previous art gallerist turned Upper East Aspect mommy stayed real to her blue-blood trend preferences, sticking with sweet sweater sets, prissy polka-dot prints and Burberry checks in the course of “SATC’s” six seasons.
“Charlotte has stayed the similar in her style outlook,” reported Rogers of the character’s regularity. “She’s still in the Higher East Facet, she has a family members and she attire in that lane.”
The two designers managed to subtly tweak her wardrobe, nonetheless, creating it even a lot more high-class, as befitting her pampered existence, with even fuller midi-duration skirts, puff-sleeved blouses and floral attire festooned with ruffles and pussy bows, as nicely as a mini Burberry bag for her dog’s poop — a detail that appeared to channel the whimsy of Rogers’ mentor, Patricia Field, who gave Rogers a bit of assistance just before she took charge of the costumes for the display.
“She stated to test to preserve the whimsy and the enjoyment of it,” Rogers explained. “And really do not get too significant, that everything would be terrific.”