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Carrie's Wedding Dresses

The Wedding Dress Photo Shoot in Sex and the City: The Movie became one of the most fabulous scenes in the movie, mostly because of the Vogue team. Everything that producers could make for certain particularity of this movie is Carrie's photo shoot in those wedding dresses. Personally, I was excited to see Lacroix and Herrera creations in a new, outstanding way.

Silly to argue that in Sex and the City there is one character who makes even 1$ t-shirt to look fab. Her name is Carrie. 

Patricia Fields is the stylist of the series and the movie, but this time she was just watching. Anna Wintour was asked to help in making this Vogue shoot to be the real shoot for a magazine. In the end those several minutes of showing the most beautiful wedding dresses were created by the team of professionals from american Vogue: editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier, fashion editor Lawren Howell, contributing editor Plum Sykes and famous photo-editor Pascal Dangin, who is at the same time the creative consultant of Vogue.

These legendary people created all the beauty we've seen and also played themselves in the movie showing their day-to-day work to mass audience. 

The first Carrie's dress in the scene is Vera Wang wedding gown from Fall 2007 collection. By the way it is not the first Vera Wang dress to appear in Sex and the City. Remember when Charlotte got married for the first time in the series? That dress in her wedding with Trey was Vera Wang as well.

Carolina Herrera wedding gown from Spring 2008 collection was next to appear. It's amazing especially together with the hair accessory. 


The haute-couture Christian Lacroix (Fall 2007) dress was created to be provocative and brave. Turns out it can be very elegant and sophisticated if it's shooted in Vogue. 


The feminine Lanvin (Spring 2008) variant turned aging Carrie to the young girl. To tell the truth, this dress is my favourite. If I were bride I'd chosen the Lanvin dress for sure :) 


Crazy and amazing haute-couture dress created by John Galliano for Christian Dior (Fall 2007) can hardly be concerned as a wedding one if you're going to marry for the first time in your life. Still it could be the perfect variant for Carrie concerning her age :) 


The ideal Oscar de la Renta (Spring 2008) gown. The ornament made of pearls looks very chic. 


At the end of the shoot my eye was caught by the spinning Carrie in Vivienne Westwood dress from Fall 2007 collection. It's a pitty that Carrie was finally married in another one. 


The ideal wedding definitely has to be with the ideal dress. And the haute-couture dress is enough for a man to be "carried away". That didn't work out for Carrie, but still her story is just a fiction. So your story in haute-couture dress can be totally different!

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Jun. 22nd, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie, yet. I keep meaning to catch it one of these days. But now I definitely will, if just to see this photo shoot! I actually think my favorite of the bunch is the Galliano, but then I have very Victorian/Baroque old-fashioned tastes! The Vivienne Westwood is gorgeous too, but then I always like her evening wear. I am very enamored of the 18th century style green gown that is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that she designed.
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
I kwon what you're talkin' about ;)
Still, I think that the question is not only the connection to epoch, but the whole feeling of clothes Galliano and Westwood create. Their brands are totally different from all other, this what is modern britis style fo me :)
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, I absolutely agree. They are both very unique designers. I haven't always liked Galliano's stuff, it's sometimes a little too far out for me, but I do appreciate both his and Westwood's senses of humor that they inject into their collections. Their use of fabric and their color sense is what makes them so fun.

I am a costume historian, so I do have a tendency to see influences from the past, in the most modern of designs. I really can't help it! For instance, the dress by Galliano seemed to have the slightest reference back to the 50's dresses of British designer Norman Hartnell. Also, the Westwood dress that I mentioned at the V&A was actually displayed in its own case in the middle of the 18th century section of the costume collection, which is why I couldn't help the connection! ;)

All this to say, I know of course that our modern designers are creative and imaginative, but as we know, they take their inspiration from all kinds of things, so the past has to get in there somewhere! ;)
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
i love this post. and i love this scene. my fave would be the dress from lacroix. indeed, vogue did some great styling there.
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
thanx :)
without all the Vogue theme the movie would be a bit typical..
Jun. 23rd, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Everything looks better on Carrie than it does on the models!

Thank you for posting this!
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