So, it’s officially been 10 years since our favourite fashion queen and journalist Carrie Bradshaw walked up the steps of the New York Public Library decked out in Vivienne Westwood. To mark a decade since that momentous cinematic occasion, the British fashion designer has now created a series of gowns inspired by Carrie’s wedding look.
Although the big (lol!) day didn’t exactly turn out roses – concluding with Carrie being jilted at the altar – she did at least have a sensational moment, style-wise. In the film, we see Carrie swap her original choice, a vintage skirt suit, for the Cloud dress, gifted to the character by Westwood herself following a Vogue fashion shoot. Naturally…
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary since Carrie Bradshaw famously wore a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown on #SexAndTheCity, the original wedding dress will be on display at our Vivienne Westwood New York Flagship boutique from Sunday 27th May – 10th June 2018, alongside the new SS18 ready-to-wear inspired pieces #WestwoodSundays
The Cloud dress first appeared in the designer’s Autumn Winter 2007/08 collection, but was re-designed especially for its film debut. Its appearance had a hugely positive impact on the label’s sales, which had risen by almost a fifth to £17.6 million a year after the movie was released.
‘Being in Sex And The City helped a lot. It brought new customers to us and increased awareness of our labels across the world,’ Carlo D’Amario, chief executive of Westwood, told the Evening Standard.
The sculptured, strapless number was crafted from gold-backed ivory silk satin, complete with a corseted top-half and a full skirt formed from reams of ivory silk Radzimir taffeta. It’s a bridal look that’s long been coveted by SATC mega-fans.
And now, us mere mortals can get in on the action and channel some RL Carrie Bradshaw with dresses inspired by the woman herself. Though there is no wedding dress in the series just yet, the brand has created a number of cocktail dresses all made with the same Wilma cutting system – which is actually based on the silhouette of Wilma Flinstone – used in Carrie’s original outfit.
There are three different looks to choose from, including a bold, printed, strapless number, as well as a sophisticated buttoned-up shirt dress perfect for full-on CEO chic, plus an hourglass corset in either red or black to nip in EVERYTHING.
And for optimum Carrie, remember to add some seriously pensive looks and ask a lot of rhetorical questions…