Marc Jacobs reveals all on THAT other SATC dress

Pretty iconic

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Pretty iconic

Last week, we were all a bit shocked when we found out that one of Sex And The City’s most iconic fashion moments didn’t happen.

Turns out Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t originally going to wear that iconic white sex and the city tutu, she was meant to wear a Marc Jacobs dress instead.

The powder blue A-line shift was part of the Spring 1998 collection and was modelled by Kate Moss on the catwalk that season.

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It has a shimmering satin finish and embodied that classic 90s paired-back look (as seen on Winona Ryder below).

In the original opening sequence, shared by Marc Jacobs on Insta, Carrie styled it with some white heeled sandals and a blue bag - and instead of being splashed by a bus, Carrie suffered the embarrassment of stumbling in her heels.

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Though you might think Marc Jacobs is kicking himself for the missed opportunity, believe it or not, designers weren’t keen to lend items for the show at all at first.

Sarah Jessica Parker revealed in a podcast that it was only after Fendi loaned the baguette in season 2 that everyone jumped on the bandwagon.

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We love the elegant dress, but we still can’t imagine Carrie without that tutu. What do you think?

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.