The Surprising Story Behind Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Sex And The City' Tutu

The Surprising Story Behind Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Sex And The City' Tutu

She almost didn't wear it. 

By Jenny Berg

Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw is synonymous with shoes—but she also brought tutus into our living room each Sunday. (And, okay, every day: reruns on E!, people.) As it turns out, though, the puffy look almost didn't make it into the opening credits of the show—and SJP and costume designer Patricia Field had to fight for its right to get splashed.

Entertainment Weekly chatted with Patricia, who said: "It was very difficult for the producers to understand the tutu. Sarah Jessica and I were fighting for it, and Darren [Star, the series' creator] said, ‘Okay, but I want other outfits as possibilities.'”

There's actually another version of the show's opening credits that shows Carrie wearing a simple blue dress, and EW brought it back from the cutting-room floor. Check it out here. Can you imagine a world with no tutu, and no splash? Thank goodness things turned out the way they did.

Cover image courtesy of HBO

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