Her shoe collection may have valued at $40,000 dollars, but that iconic tutu that Carrie Bradshaw wears in the opening credits only cost $5. Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field found it in a bargain bin at a random sale--now that's a deal!
Straight from the guys and gals over at Styleite, here's the scoop on what Patricia Field says of the skirt:
“The big thing from the early days that stood out for me was the tulle skirt. We were going to shoot the opening credits, and so there were conferences about it and so on. I was in a showroom and there was a bucket on the floor, for like, five dollars each or something, and I pull out this tulle skirt, and I’m like, ’I don’t know, let’s just take this. We’ll see.’
So when I showed it to Sarah Jessica, she loved it. And I said, ‘Okay, so we’ll put it with a little t-shirt,” and she loved it. She felt it. And then we had to convince Darren [Star, the show's producer]! He didn’t get it. I don’t blame him—it’s not his thing. And we were coming to him with something strange, in his mind. So we had to convince him.
Well, me and Sarah Jessica put out an all-out campaign for it, and that helped. But the story is that we had four options, and we shot two, or maybe three. And because of the bus and the water, there were maybe five shot of each one. And in the end, they chose that one.”