Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine
“Women dress for other women.” It is a phrase we’ve all heard time
and time again, and nowhere was this axiom proven more accurate than at
any movie theater in America last weekend, when the ‘Sex and the City’
movie premiered. Stilettos, luxe handbags, and even cocktail dresses
were donned in order to go sit in a dark theater in some sort of
sartorial tribute to the four heroines. While the previews rolled, I
couldn’t help but wonder how the show has influenced the way we dress
and even interact with each other?
“You’re the Carrie! I’m the Charlotte! You’re the Miranda!” and
we all have that friend who we think of as the Samantha of the group.
The one who is the Charlotte usually favors a preppy look, the Miranda
of any group is typically the most conservative dresser (also the one
most likely to identify as a feminist, but I digress), the Samantha
usually leans towards the more revealing or attention-getting outfits,
and the Carrie, well, she might have real individual style or she might
just love impractical shoes.
While I think of Sex and the City as being the cinematic equivalent of junk food, I do think it has had a huge impact on fashion – it
made mixing eras and wearing vintage more mainstream, it spawned
countless trends (big flower pins and nameplate necklaces, for
instance) and it made Manolo Blahnik a household name synonymous with
expensive footwear. In fact, it made shoe designers and labels in general up their game – you can find thoroughly fabulous heels at all price points now.
Read the rest of "Sex and the City: The Wardobe" here.
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