Very few characters in television earn the status of a real-lifef fashion icon quite like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Of course, Gossip Girl‘s Blaire Waldorf, The Nanny‘s Fran Fine, and Scandal‘s Olivia Pope instantly come to mind, but no fictional TV leading lady had a closet with as many Manolo Blahnik as Carrie’s.
Fast forward to 2021 and the Sex and the City reboot has the difficult task of honoring Carrie’s legacy. Thankfully, based on recent photos taken while filming in New York City, the And Just Like That costume department and Sarah Jessica Parker are facing the challenge head-on. Not only are they dressing Parker in modern looks that fit Carrie’s signature style, but they’re paying homage to some of her most memorable ’90s moments.
In season 2, episode 15 of the original series, Carrie redefined the little back dress in a simple body-hugging charcoal mini dress, classic aviators, and strappy nude sandals (click here to see the look).
As Vogue pointed out, the And Just Like That team has given the outfit a 2021 update. On October 14, Parker was photographed outside the Au Cheval restaurant in downtown Manhattan in a form-fitting, one-shoulder Norma Kamali dress in a soft blue, paired with another pair of chic heeled sandals.
While the color and hem-length suggest a more mature version of the look, Carrie still looks just as hot (and stylish) as she did in 1999. The best part? The Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana gown is available now for $215.
Of course, this is not the only signature item from Carrie’s wardrobe that has been updated. On August 19, SJP posted a photo of Carrie’s new tutu. “Now and then,” she captioned the video alongside photos from the original Sex and the City, in which she’s wearing the same booties.
The And Just Like That costume designers also posted the video on their Instagram, with the caption, “AND…teaching us all the art of the twirl.” On August 27, Parker was photographed in her tutu moment while filming in Brooklyn.
And Just Like That is set to hit HBO Max sometime in December 2021. Click here for everything you need to know.