Costume Designer/Stylist: Molly Rogers
assisted by Danny Santiago and Locklyn Brooks
Outfit: custom Oscar de la Renta by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia
Makeup Artist: Elaine Offers Woulard
Hairstylist: Serge Normant
Colorist: Gina Gilbert
Manicurist: Gina Eppolito
Shoes: custom SJP
Jewelry: Fred Leighton | Briony Raymond | Larkspur & Hawk
Today’s article was a tough one, because it involved a whole other level of research because of the stature of its subject, and when I deal with beloved movies and series that made the history of television, I feel a different kind of pressure.
I hope this little part of the internet will do justice to actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker, attending the New York City premiere of “And Just Like That…“.
For the long awaited event, Parker donned a custom pewter silk chiffon cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta with magnolia hand embroidery and matching cape. A blush tulle underskirt nodded to her iconic character.
If you don’t know, during the opening credits of the original show “Sex and the City“, her character Carrie twirls around in a ballerina skirt, hence why the reference (you can see it in the video down below).
The bodice of the dress was completed with a corset of light boning and unlined cups, finished with an invisible zipper and hook and eye closure. The cape fastened with a single loop button.
Fun fact: the dress was auctioned on the 29th of March 2022 and the actress let it go with this little paragraph: “It was a privilege to wear this dress to the ‘And Just Like That’ premiere last December, and I’m humbled and honored to partner with my friends at Oscar de la Renta to now auction it off via Encore.
All proceeds of the sale will be donated to UNICEF, an organization I feel called to support now more than ever given current geopolitical conflicts and the immediate and growing threats posed to so many innocent children. It feels meaningful to bid adieu to the dress this way, and I look forward to seeing what closet she calls home next.”
The auction ended on Thursday, March 31st at 9PM. The minimum opening bid was $5,000 and its size grouping was XS-S.
Encore is a platform that Oscar de la Renta offers to resell their products. According to their website statement it is a sustainable alternative, extending the life and utility of exceptional heritage pieces. Curated from the archives of clients, collectors and the finest vintage boutiques and authenticated by their in-house archivists and reconditioned in their ateliers.
You can also opt to donate the proceeds of the sales to one of their charitable partners.
The look was accessorized with custom satin pink SJP heels in the style “Duchessa” (same model as pictured below), an Erdem teal large embroidered bag (same model as below), jewels by Fred Leighton, a Briony Raymond Estate diamond watch and two layered Larkspur & Hawk Rivière necklaces.
The makeup was courtesy of Elaine Offers Woulard, who opted for a brown smokey eye with a little hint of diffused black eyeliner and a juicy pink pout.
The hair was very chic–courtesy of Serge Normant. The look consisted in a sleeked back updo, one of the signature hairstyles of the actress. The jewels were in plain sight and they could be admired in all their glory.
Manicurist Gina Eppolito kept Sarah‘s nails natural, pretty much going with the ethereal/muted vibe of the ensemble.
Sarah Jessica Parker is very involved in fashion, she knows its ins and outs and with her career span and connections we are sure she can afford to create whatever she likes for herself. For this premiere she worked with costume designer Molly Rogers, a pillar of the costume department of “Sex and the City“.
Having someone like Rogers by your side is a guarantee, she ensures that there is a visual continuity between storylines and she can be incredibly resourceful if–like in this specific situation–you want to play with certain references or pivotal moments from the original series.
I also think grey is such an undervalued color, people should experiment with it more.
And Just Like That… is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Michael Patrick King for Max.
It is a revival and a sequel of the HBO television series Sex and the City created by Darren Star, which is based on Candace Bushnell‘s newspaper column and 1996 book anthology of the same name.
Sarah Jessica Parker reprises her role as Carrie Bradshaw.