Too much metallic at N.Y. premiere of ‘Sex and the City’


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Finally, after a nauseating amount of press that might have had you wishing you were born a dude and could avoid the hype... ‘Sex and the City’ premiered last night in New York and the four ladies look, well, over it. (And really shiny.) Who can blame them? Cynthia Nixon -- who comes across softer and decidedly less lawyerly with a cascade of butterscotch curls -- wore a simple, old-Hollywood style Narciso Rodriguez and her expression says, ‘Mom, are we there yet?’

Sarah Jessica Parker, who the Rage has adored exponentially ever since her turn as a gal geek on ‘Square Pegs,’ opted for a princess-y platinum Nina Ricci gown and a boatload of jewels by Fred Leighton. (BTW, metallics can look too reflective on more than a dozen pleats. A softer pastel would have suited her better.)


Kristin Davis, too, chose a dress that shimmered like coins in a fountain. Her gold Donna Karan shone with soft folds at the shoulders and a cinched waist. It’s more flattering than Parker’s dress because of the color and feminine draping.

For Kim Cattrall, a green metallic Vivienne Westwood did the trick. Great dress: sexy, adult and unique. But again, what’s with all the metallic? The Rage wonders if the foursome have stopped talking -- why else would they all wear the same hue? Oh, maybe because it’s the color of money. And with all the endorsements going on, this project has often become about the couture and the ka-ching.

Lastly, let’s hear it for Patricia Field -- who actually looks like she is having a ball. Maybe it’s because the hoo-ha is finally over? Field, the costumer and designer who was originally credited as the sartorial Svengali of Carrie Bradshaw, has barely made a peep during this movie. (Rumor has it that Parker eclipsed Field because she wants to solely take credit for all fashion decisions. She does have a clothing line, remember.) Field has her own brand and partnership with Barbie. Her kooky purple minidress feels more like a Carrie Bradshaw 11th hour pick than Parker’s Ricci dress, which is more suited to a socialite. Somebody, give Field a Cosmo quick.

photo credit: Kevin Mazur/ Wire Image