Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.
The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on the TV series which ran from 1998 until 2004, and also crafted the gown that Carrie wore for her wedding to beau Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for the 2008 movie adaptation.
Now, to mark the anniversary of the flick, Westwood is putting the gown on display at her flagship store in New York City until Sunday (03June18).
“To celebrate the 10th Anniversary since Carrie Bradshaw famously cat-walked down the aisle in arguably the most revered wedding gown in fashion history, the original wedding dress will be on display at our Vivienne Westwood New York Flagship boutique alongside the new SS18 ready-to-wear inspired pieces,” a brand representative posted on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures of the gown.
The number Carrie wore was first unveiled as part of Westwood’s Gold Label 2007-2008 collection, and was known as the Cloud dress. It features a corset top with a deep-V neckline, nipped-in waist and ivory silk taffeta ballgown skirt.
To complement the original design, the brand has launched a small collection of pieces incorporating the Wilma cutting technique used in Carrie’s gown. Items include red and black corset tops priced at $970 (£735), two strapless dresses made from a printed fabric, as well as a button-down black shirt dress costing $898 (£680).
While Westwood will always be linked to the famous gown, she previously shared that she didn’t love the Sex and the City movie, which was directed by Michael Patrick King and also starred original TV show characters Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
“I thought Sex and the City was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw,” she said in 2008.
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