It may be a over a decade after the final episode of Sex and the City graced our screens, but we think it goes without saying that Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic style never really goes out of fashion. And that’s not necessarily to say that every single thing Bradshaw ever wore in the long-running franchise is something we’d wear today (um, we’ll pass on ever revisiting that bright green velour Juicy Couture dress, thanks). But it is to say that even 14 years later, there are plenty of relevant fashion cues we’d take from the character. (Except for, you know, dropping $40,000 on shoes when you don’t have a place to live.)
All of that being said, it’s interesting to consider what Bradshaw’s iconic style would look like if it was revived for 2018. Luckily, we don’t have to spend too much time wondering, since Sex and the City’s costume designer, Patricia Field, recently shed a little light on the topic.
“If I were styling Carrie Bradshaw in 2018, I really feel like it would be more of the same — entertaining, aspirational, positive,” said Field in an interview with Man Repeller. As for the one thing Field would absolutely not put on Bradshaw? “Definitely not normcore.”
Eh, makes sense. We couldn’t see that anyway.
Field does go on to explain, though, that the real reason why Bradshaw’s style in 2018 might be a lot of the same as opposed to specific to the time is that 2018 has yet to really have a signature style to work with.
“To be honest, I feel like I’m waiting for a new dawn of imagination to happen in fashion,” Field said. “It’s going in all kinds of directions right now and there isn’t really a philosophy behind it. There isn’t a culture. The silhouettes are noncommittal.”
Well, at least while we wait for that new dawn, we can continue drawing on inspiration from Field’s timeless queen of style.