Then Carrie, in her singular way, realizes a down payment on her real estate is in her closet. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the television series, I am taking a look back at some of the most memorable jewels Sarah Jessica Parker wore in her signature role on the television series and in the Sex and the City movies.
The pieces the brilliant costume designer Patricia Field put together for Parker to wear were an amazing blend of emerging designers, big names, uptown and downtown styles. Sarah Jessica Parker poses in the Carrie Necklace.
When she lost the jewel while living in Paris with Aleksandr Petrovsky Mikhail Baryshnikov , you just knew it was an ominous sign the love affair was doomed. The Carrie Necklace was sentimental. Patricia Field told me when I interviewed her a few years ago, the jewel was inspired by the script necklaces shoppers at her East Village boutique had been wearing.
Pat still sells the style online. One of the pieces she had on repeatedly was the Tondo Necklace on a gold chain. She also sported a Bulgari-Bulgari 18K gold watch steadily during the same period. Pat Field sourced lots of interesting pieces for the show from Kenneth Jay Lane.
The most memorable was the filigree gold tone butterfly necklace Sarah Jessica wore during Season 3. As a matter of fact, the designers were thinking of Parker when they created it, explained Mia Koniver. The twisted bread sold on the street corners in midtown Manhattan is a culinary symbol of the city like coffee in a paper cup or a slice of pizza. Sarah Jessica Parker had a meeting at Vogue wearing her Carrie necklace and a cameo pin. For the appointment Sarah Jessica wore a pinstripe suit by Vivienne Westwood with her Carrie necklace and a large vintage cameo pin.
She wore the Fred Leighton diamond chandelier earrings from Season 4 repeatedly on the red carpet. Chris Noth aka Mr. The classic jewel was originally designed in and worn perpetually by silver screen star Greta Garbo. The jewel is set with square and princess cut diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, rubies, black spinel and yellow, blue, orange and pink sapphires in blackened 18K white gold.
The price is upon request, which means it probably costs about as much as an apartment in New York City. Big finally presents Carrie with an engagement ring, a proposal years in the making, the jewel is totally unique. The Italy Malkin jewel was chosen from any number of designs from countless designers that were submitted for the proposal scene by Sarah Jessica Parker, the writer and director Michael Patrick King and, of course, Pat Field.