Carrie Bradshaw’s Iconic Tutu Is Heading To Auction

How much would you pay?

Sex And The City fans, rejoice. The now-iconic tutu worn by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the series opening could be yours to own.

The pink tulle skirt is heading to auction, courtesy of Julien’s Auctions, with bidding set to begin at $2000.


And while the simple skirt is certainly worthy of such a hefty price tag today, that wasn’t always the case. According to her book, the show’s lead costume designer Patricia Field nabbed the tutu for just $5 in a bargain bin in New York City.

“I was rummaging around in the five-dollar bin at a midtown fashion showroom when I found it: the perfect piece for Sarah Jessica Parker to wear in the opening-title sequence of her new show on HBO,” Field wrote in her 2023 book, Pat in the City: My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules

“I pulled and out came a sort of chic white tutu. I imagined pairing the short, tiered tulle skirt with a small tee or tank for a look that was both contemporary and cool…the tutu-style skirt was whimsical, adventurous, and unexpected—kind of like this show, Sex and the City.” 

Patricia Fields and Sarah Jessica Parker on location for “Sex And The City 2.” Image: Getty

It also wasn’t the first option for the series opening. According to WWD, Carrie was originally supposed to wear a dress from Marc Jacobs’ spring 1998 collection, however Field swapped in the tutu at the last minute.

Despite its humble origins, the tutu is expected to fetch between $8000 and $12000 USD according to ABC.

Also headed for sale are a pair of bedazzled jeans worn by Cher to the 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a Louis Verdad dress worn by Paris Hilton on her album cover, and a Catherine Walker gown worn by the late Princess Diana

If you’ve got spare change and would like to make a bid, the auction is now live until  January 18.

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