Carrie Bradshaw’s Iconic Fashion and the Trends Sex and the City Helped Create

Carrie Bradshaw’s Iconic Fashion and the Trends Sex and the City Helped Create

What’s extra iconic than Intercourse and the Metropolis’s story spanning over twenty years? Carrie Bradshaw’s glamorous wardrobe and the developments the present created.

Rachel Bilson, Kristin Cavallari, and different celebrities focus on the influence Carrie Bradshaw (performed by Sarah Jessica Parker) and her unforgettable closet had on audiences from the present’s debut in 1998 on the most recent episode of PEOPLE TV’s Pop Cultured sequence.

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With six seasons of a flagship sequence, two motion pictures, a prequel sequence and a sequel sequence, the title spans twenty years price of fashions and has greater than sufficient followers to talk on its general influence on fashion.

“I believe that if I have been to raid Carrie’s closet, I might be a fortunate gal as a result of she simply makes the weirdest issues work,” says nation celebrity Maren Morris.

“After watching Intercourse and the Metropolis, I used to be like, ‘Oh, I can completely layer no matter I would like and switch a tube prime right into a skirt,'” Bilson provides. “I positively took inspiration from that.”

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Not solely have been they collaborating in developments, the group of girls — Carrie, Samantha (Kim Cattrall) Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) — have been beginning developments throughout the board in clothes and niknaks, placing designers like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik on the map.

“Individuals did not actually know and even actually know the best way to pronounce Manolo Blahnik. Now the sneakers are emblazoned into our reminiscence,” Hearth Island star Margaret Cho explains of the present’s impacts on popular culture. “After all, excessive heels have at all times been in style, however the thought of a selected designer that solely designed sneakers, that is solely recognized for sneakers, can be sort of just like the cornerstone of your outfit. I imagine that’s the lasting legacy of Intercourse and the Metropolis.”

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On the bag entrance, Intercourse and the Metropolis helped deliver the Birkin bag into the nationwide consciousness. One episode adopted Samantha as she tried to buy a $4,000 Birkin purse, however was knowledgeable of the lengthy 5-year wait to really personal the bag. It is a phenomenon that also exists immediately.

“They wore these loopy issues that nobody knew about after which they’d take off,” notes author and comic Annie Lederman. “It made Dior saddle baggage a factor. I imply, it is a kidney formed tiny bag. It is insane.”

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One in every of issues Intercourse and the Metropolis was not recognized for was budgeting. Viewers who “could not assist however marvel” how Carrie afforded her garments and lavish life-style weren’t alone! Carrie could have preferred to have her cash hanging the place she may see it — hanging in her closet — however followers have been perplexed the place the funds for her extravagant life-style have been coming from.

In line with government producer Michael Patrick King and costume designer Patricia Fields, the realism of the present takes a again seat to the fantasy of the general story.

“Pat [Fields] as soon as stated that profitable exhibits are ones that elevate and encourage and in case you get too caught up within the actuality of ‘how does Carrie afford these sneakers or these garments?’ she thinks it simply kills the present,” says Leisure Weekly editor Gerrad Corridor.

“If it was realism, it would not have been nearly as good of a present as a result of she would’ve been sporting flip flops,” jokes RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 2 winner Alaska.

For extra about Intercourse and the Metropolis, watch the complete episode of PEOPLE TV’s Pop Cultured, streaming now.

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