- The “Sex and the City” reboot “And Just Like That…” premieres on HBO Max on December 9.
- Some of Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic fashion items will reappear in the reboot, including her blue Manolo Blahnik heels.
- Costume designer Molly Rogers told Insider the pieces came from Sarah Jessica Parker’s personal archive.
When you’ve played a role as iconically fashionable as Carrie Bradshaw, it makes sense that you would want to take home a few stylish souvenirs from the set — or the whole closet.
In November, Sarah Jessica Parker told Vogue that she “kept every single solitary thing” from her time on “Sex and the City.” Speaking to Insider, the costume designers for the show’s upcoming reboot, “And Just Like That…,” revealed she lent them items from the archive for the new series.
“When we did reach into the past for an iconic piece that was in Sarah Jessica’s archive, we wanted to place it somewhere where it would shock and surprise in a good way or it had some relevancy,” Molly Rogers told Insider.
“We didn’t want to toss them around or treat these items poorly, because they’re beloved,” Rogers continued. “There’s no show really like this, that has these iconic pieces where people say, ‘Ooh, the cupcake handbag from Judith Leiber.’ … Viewers almost have relationships with them.”
Fellow costume designer Danny Santiago agreed, saying the iconic items are like “characters” and that he and Rogers worked tirelessly to give them all “moments” that fans would be excited to see.
“A big moment for one of them,” Rogers teased.
In her Vogue interview, Parker had revealed she’d kept many items from the original series, from the iconic blue Manolo Blahnik heels Mr. Big proposed to Carrie with in the first movie to the bedazzled panties her character wore during an ill-fated fashion show.
Rogers and Santiago, who both worked on “Sex and the City,” also spoke about the excitement of seeing these items years after the original series and film adaptations wrapped, saying the pieces were all still in “perfect condition” after being stored away for over a decade in Parker’s archive.
“You would open a box and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen those since I bought them at Century 21 in 1999,’” Rogers said. “They are the same.”
The highly anticipated “Sex and the City” reboot premieres on
on December 9. The 10-episode series is described as a “second chapter” of the beloved show, which aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons. The cast also appeared in two features films.
“And Just Like That…” follows main characters Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York-Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes “as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” according to an August press release.