‘And Simply Like That’ costume designers dish on Season 2’s most viral model moments

“And Simply Like That” is again for Season 2, and bringing extra of the fabulous vogue followers have come to anticipate from its trendy forged of characters.

The power behind the Max present’s maximalist wardrobe? Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, the protégés of authentic “Intercourse and the Metropolis” costume designer Patricia Subject — who’ll briefly return later this season to decorate Kim Cattrall for her much-anticipated cameo.

However Subject and Cattrall aren’t the one franchise fixtures coming again in a giant method; Century 21, one in every of Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite high-fashion haunts, lastly reopened its downtown flagship final month, and fittingly tapped Rogers and Santiago to curate a group of appears impressed by the present’s key gamers to mark the event.

“I really feel like I’ve spent half my life on this retailer with Pat,” Rogers tells Web page Six Fashion, evaluating the expertise of purchasing at Century 21 to a “treasure hunt.”

“You’ll discover that one factor that no person else has,” Santiago chimed in, pointing to his favourite “Intercourse and the Metropolis”-era rating — a inexperienced bustled Vivienne Westwood miniskirt worn by Carrie in Season 4 — as a main instance.

And the brand new episodes of “And Simply Like That” are equally sprinkled with one-of-a-kind vogue finds. Under, Rogers and Santiago share the tales behind just a few of their favorites.

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her wedding dress
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Santiago: “It was written within the script that that was what she was going to finish up sporting [to the Met Gala], so we knew that we needed to get it. We didn’t know if it nonetheless existed, and we didn’t know what the situation of it was going to be. So Molly reached out to Vivienne Westwood, as a result of it’s been fairly just a few years.”

Rogers: “I didn’t attain out – I needed to stalk them, as a result of they saved stalling. I believe they had been having to, you realize, restore it.”

Santiago: “However it confirmed up, and it was in good situation, and [Parker] match proper into it! It hardly wanted something.”

Rogers: “Properly, you needed to rework it so it wasn’t precisely the identical costume, however everyone would acknowledge it.”

Santiago: “I needed to take the underside half off — as a result of it’s two tiers — and make it actually brief. And at one level we talked about possibly having a boot beneath, like a thigh-high boot with stones throughout it. We had been taking part in round with concepts, [because] we needed there to be one thing she may incorporate with the marriage robe.”

Carrie Bradshaw wearing her wedding dress
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Santiago: “That cape was initially a ballgown, one thing I acquired on The Actual Actual. It was a phenomenal coloration, and the material was so nice. So we took the bodice off and used the entire skirt to make it. After which we dyed the gloves to match. The colour was precisely the identical because the chook [headpiece], so I believe she would’ve been impressed by the colour and form and thought she may put the 2 collectively and it might be Met-worthy.

“That’s the unique chook — it’s very fragile, over 100 years previous. It’s from New York Classic, and so they have it a vault.”

Rogers: “When the ‘Intercourse and the Metropolis’ film got here out, there was a Saudi princess who needed it purchase it for $250,000, however Shannon [Hoey, co-founder of New York Vintage] stated no. I liked on the time that it was one thing borrowed and one thing blue. And so they wrote dialogue for it!”

Charlotte’s S&M-meets-equestrian ensemble

Charlotte wearing her Met Gala look
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Rogers: “There’s a number of squawking on the web [about her latex Met Gala look]. They’re not having it, which is a disgrace! I like her in latex.”

Santiago: “We didn’t need to make it so conventional interval; we needed to do one thing that’s slightly extra trendy. We had been pondering Bettie Web page, giving it slightly fetish-y, ’50s [flair]. She’s acquired such an awesome hourglass silhouette to decorate, so we cinched her on this shiny latex, gave her the latex glove and the patent boot to go together with it. She even had slightly using crop!”

Rogers: “I’ve an excellent video of her spanking MPK [showrunner Michael Patrick King].”

Lisa’s traffic-stopping Valentino couture

Lisa Todd Wexley crossing the street in her red Valentino gown
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Santiago: “Molly and I had been invited by Valentino to return to the couture present, and there was a phenomenal black-and-white robe that had a white caged headpiece. [But] we thought pink could be an awesome coloration on LTW [Lisa Todd Wexley, played by Nicole Ari Parker]; it’s a really sturdy, daring coloration, and he or she wears coloration so properly. So Molly requested them if they might remake it for the Met scene.

“Due to the [scene] together with her crossing the road, we thought, let’s make an prolonged prepare. That prepare was about 10 or 12 toes lengthy — fairly lengthy. That was one thing we requested not realizing in the event that they had been going to do it or not. However the Italians being as superb as they’re, they put one collectively! And the headpiece is definitely very, very gentle.”

Rogers: “It’s form of uncomfortable, although.”

Santiago: “There’s a number of balancing you must do upon getting it on.”

Charlotte and Carrie in "And Just Like That"
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Rogers: “A chook at all times finally ends up someplace — on the pinnacle [or otherwise]. It’s actually enjoyable to be within the sitting room and say, ‘What’s that chook gonna go together with?’ And [Parker] killed that scene — she labored it. Placing it on her head, taking a chunk of gum out of it … that wasn’t scripted!”

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Carrie’s hat that sparked a struggle on set

Carrie Bradshaw in "And Just Like That"
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Rogers: “In case you watched the documentary, you realize we had been combating tooth and nail to make use of this [in Season 1]. [Parker] fell in love with it as a result of it was completely in ruins. The dialogue shut down the set; everyone ran, scared to demise. She was dedicated to it. However hats are tough, and lighting [people] and administrators, they hate them.

“[King] didn’t know we had been going to carry it out once more [for Season 2]. However when he noticed it and he noticed us, he was like, ‘Revenge is nice.’”

Carrie’s New York Instances sweatshirt

Carrie Bradshaw in "And Just Like That"
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Rogers: “There’s a honey gap we all know of right here that has probably the most unimaginable sweatshirts, and I’m not telling anyone the place it’s. She was initially in one thing extra slip-like till that got here into the room. There’s already numerous individuals on-line in search of it. The New York Instances ought to pump them out!”

Carrie’s shoe-shopping spree

Carrie Bradshaw surrounded by shoe boxes
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Santiago: “There have been simply 40 pairs of sneakers we appeared it, and I believe we narrowed it right down to possibly 30 or 25 for the precise scene. We needed sparkle, we needed leather-based, we needed coloration, we needed selection. Molly discovered a wildcard — this Loewe shoe with a giant sculptural plastic balloon on prime.”

Rogers: “I assumed I used to be gonna get slapped. It’s a really non-Carrie shoe.”

Santiago: “It’s stunning, it’s sculptural, it’s form of an awesome artwork object. However we didn’t understand how she was going to react to it.”

Rogers: “I’m glad it made it in, as a result of Sarah Jessica is so good together with her props.”