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Carrie Bradshaw's Tutu Was Fished Out Of A Bargain Bin, Patricia Field Reveals


Like most 20-something women, we've seen every episode of HBO's now-legendary "Sex and the City." Which means, of course, that we've also watched that famous bus-splashing-Carrie's-tutu intro at least a million times.

With all of that credit watching, we got to thinking... what was up with that skirt anyway? It was so iconic it made a cameo in the eponymous movies and spawned scores of replicas. Was it a part of Bradshaw's famously chic wardrobe? Who even made it?

Well, in an interview for the Emmy TV Legends series that put together, "SATC" designer Patricia Field finally tells us the history of the Most Famous Tutu Of The 2000s. Turns out, the tulle garment was a bit of a bargain:

The big thing from the early days that stood out for me was the tulle skirt. We were going to shoot the opening credits, and so there were conferences about it and so on. I was in a showroom and there was a bucket on the floor, for like, five dollars each or something, and I pull out this tulle skirt, and I'm like, 'I don't know, let's just take this. We'll see.'

So when I showed it to Sarah Jessica, she loved it. And I said, 'Okay, so we'll put it with a little t-shirt," and she loved it. She felt it. And then we had to convince Darren [Star, the show's producer]! He didn't get it. I don't blame him—it's not his thing. And we were coming to him with something strange, in his mind. So we had to convince him.

A bargain bin? At a sample sale? It's safe to say that a $5 tutu would have been the cheapest part of Carrie's wardrobe IRL. We just wonder who has their hands on that piece of TV history now.

Watch more of the interview with Patricia Field below, and scroll down to how Sarah Jessica Parker stacked up with Carrie Bradshaw in the style department over the years.


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