'Sex and the City' Turns 20 This Week – Here Are the Show's Most Iconic Looks
From Alaïa to Chanel – here are the best outfits.
Sex And The City is perhaps one of the most iconic TV shows of all time. Centering around writer Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker, and her three friends Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, the series explores the Manhattan dating scene, the vast world of fashion, and everything in-between. From Manolos to Chanel, the show was a pioneer of style ever since its release in 1998, ad the many memorable outfits remain iconic ’til this day. Not only was Sex And The City forward thinking because of its fashion, it also showcased four strong women with careers, which hadn’t been done before at the time.
To celebrate 20 years of style, we’ve rounded up all the best Sex And The City outfits to get you feeling nostalgic. Take a look at the most iconic looks in the gallery above, and get ready to binge-watch all six seasons.
Carrie in Alaïa and Charlotte in Burberry
THIS IS AN ALAÏA! | RIP Azzedine Alaïa, an extraordinary and irreplaceable couturier who set the bar for body-conscious fashion. His red hourglass blazer was prominently featured in Season 2, but we’ll be the first to admit that Carrie’s bizarre equestrian look doesn’t really capture the breadth of his genius. Check out our Instagram stories for more #crucial Alaïa looks that do. (S2/EP5) #AzzedineAlaïa #BodyCon #Equestrian #90sFashion #RIP
Miranda’s Many Masculine Suit-and-Shirt Combos
Miranda is her truest self in outfits like this. The practical, uniform nature of menswear perfectly parallels her bullshit-free approach to living. We’re also loving the severity of a fully-buttoned dress shirt on a woman (S2/EP6) #MirandaHobbes #Androgyny #DressLikeThePatriarchy #ImWithHerOutfit
Samantha’s Bright Fuchsia Set
Carrie’s All-White Chanel Moment
Monochromatic looks are typically reserved for Samantha, making this a rare (& vaguely Republican) fashion moment for Carrie. This shit is also genius because she’s wearing head-to-toe Chanel in a scene where she’s telling Mr. Big that she doesn’t have $30,000 to spend on a down payment for her apartment (S4/EP16) #FuckingCarrie #FinancialPlanning #Chanel
Samantha’s Chanel Headscarf
Miranda’s Orange Hat
Carrie’s Unforgettable New Year’s Fur
Attention Sydney! ?? We are thrilled to announce a very special screening of the first Sex and the City film at Golden Age cinema (@ourgoldenage) featuring exclusive audio commentary from us! Yes bitch, you can hear us discussing Carrie’s iconic New Year’s eve look, Lily’s designer handbag addiction, and what Carrie really meant when she said that Mr. Big “rarely stays inside the lines.” The screening is on Sunday January 7th at 5:30PM, tickets are $26. The the bar will serve cosmos for the occasion and 1/2 of this duo (@chelsea.fairless) will be lurking in the shadows somewhere. Click the link in our bio to buy tickets, we are also giving away three double passes to the first three people who comment “I CURSE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN” on this post. See you guys there, and don’t worry, we will revisit this legendary outfit soon ? UPDATE: Due to popular demand, a second show has been added at 8:30!
Samantha’s On-Trend Louis Vuitton Visor
MY VERY OWN LOUIS VUITTON! | Samantha’s J.Lo-esque fashion tendencies are always endearing, but this Vuitton visor and hoops combo is exceptional. Plus, this really is the perfect thing to wear while buying a fake Fendi baguette out of the trunk of some guy’s car. (S3/EP14) #SamanthaJones #LouisVuitton #StatementEarrings #MonogramCanvas #PVC #Visor #Logomania
And of course, Carrie’s Iconic Tutu