Op-Ed

Sneak Peek: Jewelry and Accessories Play a Starring Role in Sex & The City

Sarah Jessica Parker in Versace

Sarah Jessica Parker in Versace

DALLAS, May 16, 2008 / FW/ — Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis share the starring role with the clothes, accessories and jewelry they wear, including the car they drive or ride in the movie Sex & the City.

Even during the world premiere in London, what the girls were wearing was given the same importance in the billing of their arrival. In fact, during the Berlin premiere yesterday, Sarah Jessica Parker’s choice of donning a Versace Atelier light chiffon cocktail length dress in a blush color embroidered micro draping that she complemented with jewelry from Fred Leighton (photo left) is very important for her to be able to represent her character Carrie Bradshaw very well.

Sex & The City as a TV series was groundbreaking in many ways. One of the things it did was making costume design and /or  ‘fashion’ as a ‘character’ in the play, and not just a prop. It was so successful that two new series – Lipstick Jungle (which had been renewed for a second season) and Cashmere Mafia (which had been cancelled) –tried and still trying into its footsteps.

But the chemistry between the four girls, (feud or no feud in real life) and fashion is hard to reproduce. Even how the audience reacts to them is hard to reproduce. All four actresses in Sex and the City has reached middle age. In fact, Kim Cattrall already hit her half-century mark

Both Hollywood and the fashion industry worship youth. Yet, to their fans, they are ageless. And whatever they wear in the movie, courtesy of costume designer Patricia Field, will be a trend.

So, here’s a sneak peek what you will see in theaters May 30th…

Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall

Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall

Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall): Samantha holds a Nancy Gonzalez gold tote bag while walking her dog who is wearing a one of a kind gold croc collar and leash custom-made by Nancy Gonzalez. (photo left)

Miranda Hobbs (played by Cynthia Nixon) holds Nancy Gonzalez tote while walking down the street with the girls. (photo below)

On the wedding scene, Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) wears a 19th century diamond and natural pearl cluster earrings and a 19th century diamond feather brooch both by Fred Leighton. (photo below)

Throughout the movie, Carrie wears a 19th century 2.0 carat diamond pendant earrings.

If you want to be ahead of the trend, the Fred Leighton jewelry pieces and collections are available at the Fred Leighton store in New York City and the Fred Leighton Store in Las Vegas.

The Nancy Gonzalez exotic skins handbag and accessory collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and at fine specialty stores worldwide.

[MARI DAVIS]

Photos courtesy of Versace, Fred Leighton and Nancy Gonzalez

Miranda Hobbs (played by Cynthia Nixon) holds Nancy Gonzalez tote while walking down the street with the girls.

Miranda Hobbs (played by Cynthia Nixon) holds Nancy Gonzalez tote while walking down the street with the girls.

Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker)

Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker)

On the wedding scene, Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) wears a 19th century diamond and natural pearl cluster earrings and a 19th century diamond feather brooch both by Fred Leighton.

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