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A Few Fab Words With Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker

A Few Fab Words With Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker

They say, save the best for last. Sorry to keep you waiting, but it will all be worth it once you hear what SJP had to say about the Sex and the City movie wardrobe. From the very beginning, Carrie was the fashion maverick, the one who dared to wear anything and everything. Her style rebellion paid off in the end because the name Carrie Bradshaw will forever be uttered by the mouths of millions. Oh, how I will miss seeing her innovative outfits. Sniff.

Don't forget to catch up on what the rest of the cast had to say about SATC's fashion.

Did you get to keep everything from the movie?

Everything that wasn’t borrowed. It's archived, and I had done that over the course of the series, which had really been beneficial actually, because when we had to go back in and shoot, and shoot that montage of all that stuff it was really great to have Carrie's closet available for that moving out stuff. There was a time that the montage included all of the women in my clothes dancing around and they really did put on my character’s outfits from those times. And I had actually archived a lot of the furniture, so it was kind of nice to have, as ludicrous as it may sound.

What are you wearing today, head to toe?

Hair is my own; dress is Lanvin; belt is my own, old Yves Saint Laurent; necklace, earrings Fred Leighton; shoes are Proenza Schouler; and some vintage bracelets from the thrift store.

To hear more from SJP and to see on-screen photos,


Favorite outfit from the movie?

Can’t pick one, won’t. I love that belt though. Favorite child?

Did Carrie’s fashion change or evolve? Any input on the role of fashion in the movie?

It changed just the way we all change as we get older. Most of these women in the movie now really are not on the market, so they just dress differently. You get older and you just feel differently about it, I do. I see the connective tissue between then and now. It is more mature. It still demonstrates a love affair for fashion. I was part of the conversation to the degree that I started begging Pat to come back in May, and then in June and then July, because she was booked on all of these other shows. But that didn’t stop me; we started talking about wedding dresses in June because we knew how complicated that would be. I am part of the conversation but she is great storyteller with clothes. We call her the wizard because you end up trying anything on for her, even the most ridiculous and insane thing, and generally it is two in the morning and you are just so beaten down by then. But she is just great, she is amazing and we really couldn’t have done it without her.

Where do you find your confidence?

I don’t really have much. I think anything that is associated with this movie, this show I just feel I have unique and very special relationship with it. I was trying to explain earlier today that it's kind of like I would rather be cold and look good, I would rather wear heels and run down the block for fourteen hours and in six months see it on the screen and think yeah, it should have been heels running down the street running after that cab. Or, rather put, if I’m taken away from my child and I’m making this choice, I would rather put every ounce of myself into something; I can sleep June 12th. Michael and I, I think it is one of the many reasons I love him and we work so well together, is that we don‘t want to waste anyone’s time. A lot of people have put their faith and their time and their talent and their money in our hands, and that is every reason to work. Michael is always like, I will pull you bleeding across that finish line. And I’m like, I’m going to be in full stride buddy. You have to be a thoroughbred about it if you care.

Was the jewelry your own on Oprah?

The jewelry on Oprah were from VBH and Fred Leighton. And the dress was Mr. [Oscar] del la Renta. I had to give it back to him.







Join The Conversation
Alek Alek 9 years
Seeing the movie reminded me how much I love SJP and what an inspiration she's been as I grew up with her. From LA Story to Miami Rhapsody to (New York's) SATC, she's really managed the tough combo of being both an emotive actress and a comedienne with rare verve. And inspiringly beautiful too.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I think they did a great job with the movie and making the characters style become more mature as they aged.
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 9 years
question: do we know what the belt she wears many times throughout the film is? i loved it
emalove emalove 9 years
She's so amazing.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
I cannot wait to see this movie!!!
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 9 years
The Dior extreme gladiators are so amazing, I can't stop looking at them. sigh.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
OMG can't wait to see this movie. Maybe I can drag the boyfriend tonight. Hey, he made me watch Speed Racer opening weekend, its only fair. ;)
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 9 years
I love SJP and the closet scene was so fun! Must see it again...and again and again and again!
mlen mlen 9 years
i'd die for her carrie wardrobe- or even 1/4 of it!! or even just the de la Renta dresses! (ok ok and the Manolos ;) )
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
FABULOUS. :love:
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