The “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That,” hasn’t disappointed fans with its fashion.
The show, which follows the characters Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (played by Kristin Davis), has delivered several standout fashion moments that reference beloved pieces from the original series (i.e. Bradshaw’s wedding shoes), as well as include new sought-after garments and accessories, such as bags from Gucci and Balenciaga’s Hacker Project.
“What we brought in new was just updating it. Making it more modern. Working with new designers, new young designers, internationally,” said Danny Santiago, who co-designed the show’s costumes with Molly Rogers, in an interview with WWD. “Because of Instagram, we were able to find all these new people that we could bring in. But again, sticking to what the girls had already as far as their types of looks.”
Here, WWD breaks down some of the best fashion moments from the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That.” Read on for more.
The Manolo Blahnik “Wedding Shoes”
“And Just Like That” started off with a fashion Easter egg in the first episode where Bradshaw brings out her beloved blue satin Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps — which she calls her “wedding shows” because she wore them when she married Mr. Big in the first “Sex and the City” movie — to wear to York’s daughter’s piano recital.
The fun fashion moment didn’t last long, as Bradshaw’s shoes were ruined after she came home to find her husband dying of a heart attack in the shower.
The Oscar de la Renta Dresses
The reboot’s first episode introduces the audience to York’s now-teenage children, Lily and Rock, who attend the former’s piano recital in matching floral dresses from Oscar de la Renta. Lily, played by Cathy Ang, wears the Rosette cocktail dress, while her younger sibling Rock, played by Alexa Swinton, reluctantly wears a maxi version featuring the same floral design. The dresses matched that of their mother, who wore a similar floral dress from Lela Rose.
The Fendi Purple Sequined Baguette Bag
Following Mr Big’s death and her return to her West Village apartment, Bradshaw seemingly went back to her fashion roots, wearing an oversize tulle white skirt paired with a striped sweater.
She again dips into her fashion archives by pairing the look with her iconic Fendi purple sequined baguette bag, which made an appearance in the original series’ third season in a memorable scene where Bradshaw gets mugged on the street.
The Unknown Dress
Controversy ensued before the reboot aired when paparazzi shots captured Parker dressed in a paisley print dress that was initially labeled as a piece from Forever 21. The possibility of Bradshaw wearing a dress from the fast-fashion retailer came as a surprise to many who were used to the character exclusively dressing in high-end designers.
The controversy soon dissipated after the show’s costume designers revealed the piece was purchased at a vintage store years earlier and didn’t come with tags, therefore it was unclear what brand the dress came from.
Nevertheless, the outfit — which was finally seen in the third episode — became one of the more standout looks from the season when Bradshaw paired the look with a handbag from the Gucci and Balenciaga Hacker Project and shimmery heels by Terry de Havilland.
The LTW Raglan Dress
One of the show’s newcomers is actress Nicole Ari Parker’s Lisa Todd Wexley — known also as LTW — who becomes friends with York through their children’s school. Wexley invites York and her husband over for a dinner party where she wears a Rianna + Nina vintage raglan dress in the brand’s carnival print.
She paired the look with her signature chunky jewelry, including a Patricia von Musulin ebony and amber necklace, Mark Davis Jewelry bangles, a Monies black oversize bracelet, Emefa jewelry ring and We Dream in Colour swan earrings.
The Fendi Look
“And Just Like That” has seen several other style stars emerge, including real estate agent Seema Patel, played by Sarita Choudhury. Patel wears several chic outfits throughout the season, including a brown georgette shirt and matching satin skirt from Fendi’s fall 2021 collection, the first designed by Kim Jones, in the fourth episode.
She paired the look with other high-fashion accessories from Valentino including a gold belt, studded platform sandals and the Roman Stud handbag.
The Leopard Print Suit
Patel had another standout fashion moment in episode six wearing a brown leopard print suit from Etro, which she paired with Linda Farrow sunglasses and Verdura Jewelry.
The Norma Kamali Diana Gown
Prior to the season airing, photos of Parker on set wearing a light blue bodycon dress by Norma Kamali went viral as fans quickly started referring to the look as the “new Carrie Bradshaw dress.” Many described the look as a more mature version of Bradshaw’s iconic “naked dress,” which was a landmark fashion moment in the original series.
Bradshaw wears the Norma Kamali dress during episode seven when she goes on her first date following Mr. Big’s death. She paired the dress with a vintage Max Mara blazer.
The Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Suit
Perhaps one of her more polarizing looks, Bradshaw went for a vintage moment in episode seven wearing a gray suit paired with a brown polka dot shirt, red tie and purple jacket from Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring 1997 collection.
The Smoking Outfit
Fans were left puzzled when photos of Parker on set were released of her wearing what seemed like one of the most bizarre outfits in Bradshaw’s history. The look consisted of a pink gingham Batsheva house dress, undone Mary Jane heels, a blue hoodie, a patterned hair scarf and purple dishwashing gloves.
The look made its appearance in the show’s eighth episode where it was made clear that Bradshaw’s look was in fact intentional. As she was weening her cigarette usage to just one a day, she stated that if cigarette smoke lingered on her clothes it would hinder her progress, therefore she wore a specific outfit to take her daily smoking break.
The Versace Mille Feuille Dress
Episode eight brought back another beloved piece from the original “Sex and the City” series: Bradshaw’s Versace “Mille Feuille” dress that she wore in the original show’s two-part series finale. The dress made its debut while Bradshaw was in Paris with then-boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky, who coined the dress’ name because of its many tulle layers.
The dress returns in the reboot series during a scene where Bradshaw is going through her fashion archives, bringing it out to impress Patel and saying she only wore the gown twice (once in Paris and once while sitting in her apartment to eat a whole thing of Jiffy Pop).
Bradshaw ultimately wears the gown again at the very end of the episode after making amends with her younger downstairs neighbor, who tells Bradshaw that she’s cool.
The Valentino Couture Gown
Arguably the biggest fashion moment in the reboot came in the finale episode when Bradshaw traveled to Paris to spread Mr. Big’s ashes off the bridge where he confessed his love for her in the original “Sex and the City” finale.
For the emotional moment, Bradshaw looked to a bright orange Valentino couture gown that she paired with contrasting fuchsia-colored gloves. She also accessorizes with a bag shaped like the Eiffel Tower, which she used to house her late husband’s ashes.
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