“SEX AND THE CITY” set trends like no other show in television history. The cocktails, the hangouts, the newsboy caps -- where Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte went, we followed. The film takes place four years later, and though a few things have changed, the foursome is as stylish as ever.
Here’s a look at some of the show’s memorable style touchstones, and their equivalents in the new film.
The statement pin
TV: Flower. In Season 3, Carrie wore an oversized silk flower brooch on everything from cocktail dresses to casual tank tops.
Film: Feathers are the new flowers. Fred Leighton supplied the $95,000, 19th century sparkler that Carrie wears pinned to her wedding dress. She also wears feathers in her hair.
TV: Cosmopolitan. Carrie and the girls kicked off the craze, frequently meeting over rounds of pink cosmos.
Film: Margarita. The girls drown their sorrows in margaritas in Mexico.
TV: Boyfriend. In Carrie’s everlasting quest for the perfect man, David Duchovny, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, John Corbett and Mikhail Baryshnikov took turns by her side.
Film: Personal assistant. The affable Louise from St. Louis (Jennifer Hudson) helps Carrie get her life on track.
The Manolo moment
TV: Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes. When Carrie discovers the nirvana that is the shoe closet at the Vogue offices, she sees a pair of Manolo Mary Janes and realizes they are not an urban legend after all.
Film: Manolo Blahnik jeweled blue satin Hangisi pumps. Carrie marks her territory in the spectacular penthouse that Big buys for them by placing a new pair of spectacular shoes in the closet.
The princess gown
TV: Versace. In the show’s finale, Carrie was all dressed up with nowhere to go in Paris, wearing a gray tiered tulle ball gown.
Film: Vivienne Westwood. Her cream puff of a tulle wedding gown could bring back the trend of poufy, ‘80s-era wedding dresses.
TV: Personalized pendant. Carrie’s street chic gold nameplate necklace spawned countless imitators.
Film: Pearls. Now, she’s rarely seen without an opera-length strand of pearls. Pearls were due for a comeback, and we’re betting this will help.
The wacky accessory
TV: Goofy minaudiere. In the first go-round, it was L.A. designer Timmy Woods’ purse shaped like a horse head.
Film: Goofy minaudiere. Woods again -- this time, with a purse shaped like the Eiffel Tower.