“And Just Like That”‘s Costume Designer on Carrie’s Season 2 Wedding Dress Scene

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Season two of HBO Max’s “And Just Like That” starts on a high note, with Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, Seema Patel, and Lisa Todd Wexley prepping to attend the Met Gala. When Bradshaw’s anticipated outfit doesn’t work out as planned, she pulls from the archives, and lands on a dress with plenty of significance for “Sex and the City” fans. While we’ve seen Sarah Jessica Parker repurpose everything from Bradshaw’s Roger belt to her favorite Fendi baguettes (even working with the brand to design a capsule collection of purses debuted at New York Fashion Week), her character’s infamous Vivienne Westwood wedding dress and bird headpiece felt like a thing of the past. In season two, it becomes the answer to her getting-ready conundrum ahead of the Met Ball – and it’s reimagined in a totally different way (when it first appeared in the 2008 movie, Bradshaw wore it to marry Mr. Big, though the ceremony never actually took place).

This fashion moment highlights the theme of season two in its entirety, which costume designer Molly Rogers describes as “hopeful” in an interview with POPSUGAR. Rogers works with Danny Santiago to dream up the show’s impressive wardrobe, and the duo look back at old “Sex and the City” episodes less frequently than you’d think. While there are Instagram accounts devoted to making sartorial connections to the original show, Rogers said she’s focused on the now. “For me, it’s more inspirational to look at what’s right in front of my face, whether it’s online, in a store, or if a young designer has reached out,” she said.

Ahead, Rogers discusses the cast’s season two style transformation, her use of archival “SATC” accessories, and the one new character she was really excited to dress. Read on for the full interview and then check out our favorite outfits from the “And Just Like That” series so far.

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