A Fashion Analysis of ‘And Just Like That.’ The first two episodes of HBO Max’s reboot were released today, with series regulars Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York—played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, respectively—both referencing their much revered styles while also experimenting with more modern pieces. The relaunch follows the three ladies, along with a slew of new and returning characters, as they manage friendship, family, and their love lives in their fifties.
“What we brought in new was merely an update.” making it more contemporary In an interview with WWD, Danny Santiago, one of the reboot’s costume designers, stated, “working with new designers, fresh young designers, globally.” We were able to bring in all of these new folks because of Instagram. But, once again, adhering to what the girls already had in terms of appearance,
Parker’s Bradshaw, unquestionably the show’s most beloved style symbol, returned to her over-the-top, opulent outfit for the revival, sporting a variety of headpieces, sky-high heels, and fancy purses. Bradshaw attends brunch with two friends in the first episode, wearing a flowery Dries Van Noten jacket over a vintage Claude Montana linen jumpsuit, multicoloured Saint Laurent Liya heeled sandals, a vintage mixed metal chain purse, and a feathered hat.
“Sex and the City” revival “And Just Like That” premiered on HBO Max on Thursday, bringing back the series’ high-fashion component. She then wore an enormous jacket over a white shirt and loose-fitting silk knee-length pants to York’s daughter Lily’s piano concert. In one of the earliest callbacks to the original series and films, the character donned the dress with her “wedding shoes,” which are the blue satin jewel buckle Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels that Bradshaw wore when marrying Mr. Big in the first “Sex and the City” film.
York’s style in the remake adheres to the conservative and refined look she was renowned for in the original “Sex and the City” series, but she uses her fashion to pay homage to her two kids, Rose and Lily. She begins the programme wearing a rose-detailed top by Go Silk with a white midi-length skirt by Alexander McQueen, which she pairs with a similar hot pink Louis Vuitton Capucines PM bag, one of many bags she wears during the show.
York subsequently attended a piano concert with her daughters in a Lela Rose white bridal gown with colourful flower embroidery, along with a smaller Louis Vuitton pastel blue Capucines purse. Her girls wore identical flowery Oscar de la Renta gowns.
Hobbes, perhaps the character with the most distinct style from the original series, foregoes her regular black work outfits in the remake in favour of more colourful and carefree alternatives. Hobbes’ looks are bohemian, beginning with a colourful Dries Van Noten dress at breakfast and continuing with a silk tie-dye shirt and matching skirt by Gerard Darel for the piano concert.
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2022, Very Peri, which was revealed on Wednesday, also makes an appearance in the revamp. Willie Garson, who played fan favourite Stanford Blatch, donned the colour in a Paul Smith suit to the piano event. Garson died in September, during filming, at the age of 57, following a battle with cancer.
Lisa Todd Wexley, portrayed by Nicole Ari Parker, is one of the new characters introduced in the reboot. So far, it’s clear that the character’s style is flamboyant and vibrant, favouring enormous statement items and graphic patterns.
She made her debut in the first episode, wearing an Issey Miyake printed jumpsuit with a black-and-white coat from The Row, paint-splatter-design Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and oversize jewellery from Monies, Rianna + Nina, and Ana Srdic.
With the remainder of the season still ahead, additional “Sex and the City” fashion Easter eggs are likely to appear in the remake, as well as more memorable fashion moments from the whole cast.
More photographs from “And Just Like That” may be seen in the gallery.