- The “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That …” premiered on HBO Max on December 9.
- The show’s costume designers have said that sourcing for the show is sometimes like a “dumpster.”
- “The mix of top and bottom has always been the DNA of the show,” Molly Rogers told Insider.
Creating iconic looks for the “Sex and the City” reboot can seem like a glam job.
However, “And just like that …” costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago say many of the outfits featured in the new series included vintage pieces and even thrift store items.
“There was definitely a ‘trash dive’,” Rogers joked to Insider. “Coming out of the pandemic, I felt like I didn’t want to consume a lot.”
“We have chosen with care and, of course, [designers] send us so much to look at and choose from, “continued Rogers.” We were very picky and options for the recycled and vintage look of it all and sprinkle it with modernity. “
One bargain item that received a lot of attention online was a bold print maxi dress
In July, Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted on set wearing the dress printed over a button-down shirt and paired with a Gucci x Balenciaga hourglass bag, one of the “it” bags of the moment.
Some eagle-eyed fans have claimed the dress is from Forever 21, and many speechless at the idea that fashionista Carrie Bradshaw would never be caught wearing a “fast-fashion” item. This was later refuted after Rogers and Santiago said the dress was a vintage design that the fashion chain then replicated, according to WWD.
While the dress isn’t a quick-fashion item, it was still incredibly inexpensive and found at a thrift store – “I think I paid maybe $ 5 or $ 6 for it,” Rogers said. WWD.
“The mix of top and bottom has always been the DNA of the show,” Rogers told Insider.
The original series was famous for using vintage clothing in new and interesting ways
For example, the iconic white tulle skirt Carrie wears in the opening credits of the original series was taken from a bargain bin.
“I was in a showroom and there was a bucket on the floor, for about five dollars a piece or something, and I pull out that tulle skirt, and I’m like, ‘I don’t know, let’s take That. We’ll see, ”said costume designer Patricia Field. said in an interview for Emmy TV Legends in 2012.
“So when I showed it to Sarah Jessica, she loved it… She felt it,” she continued.
“It’s something that we really love to do,” Santiago said. “Tap [Field] and Molly did it in the show, and we did it in the movies too. It’s part of the brand. Before it was cool or chic to wear recycled or vintage clothes, they already did. “
“And just like that …” created the HBO Max December 9. The 10-episode series is described as a “second chapter” of the show, which aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons. The cast also appeared in two feature films.