Sep 10, at 9: But what defines New York City fashion in the 21st century? That woman is Patricia Field. Field believed that the whimsy of the skirt would make it not only stand out, but stand the test of time. To pull her looks off, a woman needs the same confidence and romanticism that you need to survive life in New York City.
Patricia Field and Sarah Jessica Parker joined forces to convince 'Sex and the City' producers to use this look in the opening credits. HBO Carrie kept it daring by wearing this classy, yet clingy, beaded nude dress to a wedding with Big.
Notice the obvious contrast in her dress with Miranda's Cynthia Nixon mournful and conservative cocktail dress. Field is also a master at dressing characters according to their mood and persona. The designer duds are matched with her street-style nameplate necklace. HBO Carrie wore this romantic dress to confront Big at the boathouse and famously fell into Central Park's pond in it. It's romanticism matches Carrie's optimism.
HBO When Carrie became a model for a day, she not only got to live her fantasy on the runway, but she also mortified herself by becoming "fashion roadkill. And, per usual, combines textures, colors and styles in classic Field fashion. A Patricia Field rhinestone apple pendent is close to her heart. HBO Large flowers often became Carrie's go-to accessories. The broaches broadcast femininity, but their size, color and loudness also demonstrated her character's boldness.
Everett Collection Carrie wore this chic jacket, black dress and romantic shoes for her last hurrah with Big out on the town. The shoes, however, are probably the most famous part. HBO Carrie wore this sexy slip to her book release party in season 5. It mixes the coy independence of the flapper age with the sexuality of a neglige. The fact that they wind up taking it to a McDonald's only asserts the high-low intersections of New York City life and fashion.
Even when Carrie goes to Paris in the series finale, her outfit is full of the whimsy that defined her New York City ensemble. This outfit screams France, but is something only a woman from New York City could pull off. Everett Collection Patricia Field has famously said that Carrie's epic tulle gown in the series finale is her favorite outfit from the show. The mountains of ruffles echo Carrie's look in the credits, but the somber aquamarine tone reflects her character's disillusionment with the Russian.
Everett Collection Meryl Streep is undoubtedly a chameleon, but she needed Patricia Field's flare for mixing dramatic textiles, bold colors and designer duds to full capture Miranda Priestly.