Can we get the giant bird hat too then?
Words by Anna Clarke
So it’s officially been 10 years since our fav fashion queen and journalist Carrie Bradshaw strutted down the aisle at the New York Public Library decked out in Vivienne Westwood. And to mark the momentous cinematic occasion, the British fashion designer has now created a series of gowns inspired by the very special movie moment.
Although the big day (lol!) didn’t exactly turn out roses—concluding with Carrie being jilted at the alter—she did at least look totally sensational style-wise. In the film we see Carrie swap her original choice, a vintage skirt suit, for the Cloud dress, gifted to the character by Westwood herself following a Vogue fashion shoot. Naturally…
The Cloud dress first appeared in the designer’s Autumn Winter 2007/08 collection but then was re-designed especially for its film debut. Its appearance had a hugely positive impact on the label’s sales which had risen by almost a fifth to £17.6million a year after the movie was released.
‘Being in Sex And The City helped a lot. It brought new customers to us and increased awareness of our labels across the world,’ Carlo D’Amario, chief executive of Westwood, previously told the Evening Standard.
The sculptured, strapless number was crafted from gold-backed ivory silk satin, complete with a corseted top-half and a full skirt formed from reams of ivory silk Radzimir taffeta. It’s a bridal look that’s been coveted many times over by SATC mega fans.
And now us mortals can get in on the action and channel some RL Carrie Bradshaw with dresses inspired by the woman herself. Though there is no wedding dress (here’s hoping) in the series just yet, the brand has created a number of cocktail dresses all made with the same Wilma cutting system—which is actually based on the silhouette of Wilma Flinstone—used in Carrie’s original outfit.
There’s three different looks to choose from, including a bold printed strapless number, as well as a sophisticated buttoned-up shirt dress perfect for full-on CEO chic. Plus, an hourglass corset in either red or black to nip in EVERYTHING.
And for optimum Carrie, remember to add some seriously pensive looks and ask shit rhetorical questions…