Like Walt Disney Classics or any of the Marvel comic series, Sex and the City It is the legendary type of enterprise that never stops giving.
Anytime, all these years later, you can still stumble upon screenshots of the HBO show on Twitter, often with main protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) drinking a Marlboro Light or staring absentmindedly at her PowerBook. Instagram is a similar gallery of Samatha Jones (Kim Cattrall) philosophical one-lines and Carrie’s “naked dresses.” Perhaps the biggest indicator of the series’ continued strength is its current reboot. And Just So…one of the most anticipated series returning this summer.
to promote AJLTas well as the upcoming second season of SATC‘s 25th anniversary last week, HBO (and “Max” or whatever) held a gripping exhibition entitled “And Just Like That… It’s Been 25 Years:”. A Sex and the City Fan Experience” celebrates the show’s legendary moments, venues, and ’90s and early-era fashion. The Daily Beast’s Obsessed popped up during its limited run, and it certainly delivered on the “immersive” aspect.
Tickets quickly sold out after Parker announced the exhibition, which will take place in New York from June 8-11, to his 9 million Instagram followers. Enthusiastic fans lined up at 477 Broadway to channel life like the show’s four protagonists. My show on Friday included fans, each with different backgrounds. SATC– From the show’s original audience to people who only watched the reboot (wild!) when it aired in 1998. There were also some less enthusiastic male partners involved.
While perusing Carrie’s mountainous designer shoe show, I met a particularly devoted fan named Anne Teele who was watching the original broadcast. It took three hours from Pennsylvania to see the pop-up with her pregnant daughter who had just seen she. AJLT and movies – as a last show before giving birth. Another contributor, Samartha, who started watching the MA-grade program when she was 9 years old, said she moved to Manhattan from Canada because of the way the show represented the city.
“I don’t know if it’s just me,” he said. “But every time I walk around the city, I feel like I’m living the life of a city. [Carrie Bradshaw]”
The exhibition certainly nurtured the urban fantasy and parasocial relationships that most fans experience while watching. Sex and the City. When guests first entered the flower-adorned space, they were greeted by a giant newsstand with old TV Guides featuring the main cast and other magazines that women – but mostly Parker – had covered over the years. (Sadly, Carrie’s “Single and Fabulous?” new York Magazine cover from the show. What the hell!)
To the left was a series of “I’m a…” screens, corresponding to each of the show’s four lead actors, including Charlotte York (Kristen Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). A featured reel and plaques featuring their most iconic quotes, illustrating their distinctive traits that have made them universal avatars for different types of women. Unfortunately, this is the most mentioned pop-up. SATCother stars. From then on, the exhibit could have been more appropriately called The Carrie Bradshaw Experience.
Guests should explore Carrie’s multi-level bedroom. From the spilled Mentos packet to the old incense in the trash, the staging was eerily accurate, so much so that he felt his ghost would appear at any moment. Guests also channeled Carrie in a photoshoot outside her window, where she usually writes her own column with a voiceover “I couldn’t help wondering…” The copy of the Brownstone stoop is another Instagram- friendly stop
The rest of the pop-up was a fashion archivist’s dream. Before moving on to the final stage of the exhibition, mostly dedicated to Carrie’s iconic look, the participants went through “Carrie’s Closet.” The virtual setup featured a series of monitors that showed a timeline of Carrie’s style in Season 1. SATC all the way AJLT. (Let’s say the difference between her outfits from the original series and the reboot… was stark.)
The final stage was a makeshift museum for Carrie’s costumes provided by designers Patricia Field and Rebecca Weinberg during the show’s early seasons. Among other looks, the models showcased Carrie’s vintage white tutu from the opening credits and the cobalt blue Dolce and Gabbana jacket she rocked before being planted on a runway in Season 4. a pair of Jimmy Choo heels, a purple Fendi baguette and a Jean Michel Basquiat “Out Getting Ribs” tote bag.
I should also mention the Post-It wall, which is a tribute to Jack Berger’s extremely short (and vulgar!) note to break up with Carrie in Season 6. Guests added their own Post alongside a framed copy of Berger’s Post-It. -With their loved ones SATC The quotes put a positive spin on one of Carrie’s most brutal breakups. Overwhelmed by so many great lines on the show, I scribbled “I’m like a model on the high road” that Samantha said in a recent Season 1 rewatch.
If the exhibition isn’t just another self-congratulatory effort or a glamorous marketing tool, it sets a great example of lasting permanence. SATC Manhattan tourist attraction – in addition to the Upper East Side apartment (which is actually in the West Village) where Carrie can pose in front of fans. Some franchises are so good that they need to be milked for their value, even if it seems a bit repetitive. After this popup, I suggest: SATC get your own Disney World.
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