Fashion in the city – Sex and the City, the desert look

In the new adventure of the four BFF’s: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, Patricia Field, costume designer of the movie Sex and the City 2, found a new challenge. Part of the action is supposed to be happening in Abu Dhabi, but it was actually recorded in Morocco. It happens that the first city has a strict and conservative policy when it comes to clothes, which means the stylist had to adapt a few things in the wardrobe of the actresses. They were recording in Morocco, but still they had to pretend they were in a conservative place like somewhere in the Middle East.

“She wanted all the characters to be interesting, sexy, all the stories that Pat likes to tell with clothing, but we had religious and environmental and cultural standards to respect”, Sarah Jessica Parker said to Vogue (in an interview I mentioned here).

So, instead of mini skirts and cocktail dresses you’ll be seing long dresses and instead of skinny jeans, you’ll have harem pants. A “Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, but with cocktails” (SJP) is what you’ll have:

Think sparkly gold harem pants, and harem-panted jumpsuits in Pucci-esque paisley or billowing ivory parachute silk. Think turbans and headscarves and romantic, Disney-length curls, instead of the GHD-ironed urban gloss of old. Think Arabian-night necklines and thigh-high splits. (…) Think early Matthew Williamson: purple, turquoise, gold and fuschia, with jewelled trim and gold embroidery on everything.

Wrote the Guardian.

Pictured it in your head? Now look at some of the already published photos of the movie.


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