Last night, the silver carpet rolled out for Sex and the City 2's New York unveiling. For the premiere of the first movie, the carpet was pink, but silver is a better color to prevent clashing. Even Liza Minelli, who wore silver, complemented the rug rather than blending in with it. But her outfit, while it stood out, wasn't the most stand-out of the night. Of course, that honor had to belong to Sarah Jessica Parker, who suited her spring Valentino couture dress quite well. Her after-party look was less fortunate, but at least everyone will probably be talking about that today instead of what the other ladies there wore. See those looks and more in the slideshow.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie wore couture, naturally, by Valentino, from the spring 2010 collection. Lashing around with her neon tentacles, she at once called to mind the movie poster that is on every wall of every subway station around the city and managed to keep her area clear of the Other Three. Because of that movie poster, she owed fans a slit somewhere in her dress, but suffered a slightly embarrassing mishap when she overtwirled and her dress flew up too high, exposing her undergarments. But it's not like she has cellulite, so it wasn't really that big of a deal.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Part Two
This is her after-party look. She had to change, because Carrie wouldn't enter a new room, much less a new party, without doing so. However the most unfortunate thing about this dress may be what it does in the bust. We've seen Carrie in her bra plenty of times, and we know the girls are perkier.
Charlotte wore a vintage couture gown by Jean Desses from Decades. Perhaps she hoped someone would tug that strip of fabric dangling off her hip and send her spiraling into a Carrie-fabulous whirl with her neon fabric whipping up oh-so-spectacularly around her — as though she had that slit up her dress in the movie poster!
Miranda wore Carolina Herrera, which is nice but doesn't beat the dress she wears in the movie to the big gay wedding, which was the best dress of the entire film.
Kim, leaving her character's preferred shoulder spikes and cutouts behind, wore Naeem Khan and had the best hair and makeup of the night.
And now, presenting, for the first time ever, Bed Bath & Beyond recession-chic couture, made entirely from shower curtains.
She's been called the new Carrie Bradshaw, and the HBO version probably would have worn something like this, but maybe with a pointy bra over top. Sartorial teething, we suppose.
The original Carrie Bradshaw looked elegant but fun in spring 2010 Miu Miu.
The costume designer arrived! With a bitchin' ponytail! And that's all that matters.
In defiance of the girliness of it all, Jessica wore straight-cut black pants, chunky shoes, and didn't touch her hair after the gym. It's perfect because while yes, this is the opening of something, this might also be the funeral of something.
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