Spoiler alert: we can all afford one...
Anyone could recognise Carrie Bradshaw’s signature tutu from the opening credits of Sex And The City as it is undoubtedly the most iconic SATC look, even more so than her trademark Manolo Blahniks.
That little white tutu was the very first Carrie outfit to ever grace our screens back in 1998 and as well as being the most famous, it turns out it’s also the most affordable. Carrie Bradshaw has had some real style highs and lows over the years but that little white tutu was one of our favourites.
Patricia Field, Sex And The City’s internationally renowned costume designer, recently opened up to Fern Mallis (the founder of New York Fashion week FYI) about the iconic outfit and where she bought it from.
It turns out that Field found the tutu skirt in a showroom bin, costing just $5, yes that’s £4. Well we wouldn’t have expected that.
Sadly SJP’s other Carrie costumes weren’t quite as thrifty, with her gorgeous Vivienne Westwood wedding dress priced at £13,000 and the average pair of her signature Manolos retailing at £840.
Even Carrie’s classic newspaper dress, worn in several episodes as a piece to just throw on, was from John Galliano for Christian Dior’s 2000 Spring Collection, and cost around £1,200.
To make the Carrie tutu available for all, Patricia Field has even recreated it as part of a Sex And The City collection that she designed and sells online. The two-tiered tulle skirt won’t be retailing at £4 though, now costing £115 alongside the iconic gold-plated Carrie necklace, also going for £115 and Carrie’s Engagement ring (from Big, not Aidan obvs) going for a whopping £8,000.
It looks like the days of thrift are over, but still, at least it’s comforting to know that we could all have afforded ONE of Carrie Bradshaw’s outfits – even if it was back in the day. Now if you’ll excuse us we’re off to find some showroom bins to search through.