Friday, April 30, 2010

Sex and the City Vogue shoot

May is truly one big “celebrationpalooza” for me. I have mother’s day, my dad and stepmoms anniversary, my husband’s 29th b-day, my dogs 6th b-day, my little brothers 5th b-day, my little sisters 16th b-day, my good friends jessi’s b-day, and finally ending the month is yours truly (I will be 26!). I have to be honest, out of the countless celebrations I have to look forward to; I am most excited for mine. Want to know why??? For two years in a row, I have had a special present of having the Sex and the City movie released on my birthday weekend!!
In light of Sex and the City 2 opening in 28 days, I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to the lovely Vogue wedding shoot in the first film. For someone like me to be on the set that day would have been my idea of heaven. All the shoes, jewelry, designer gowns, and SJP (I can hear the angels singing).

Real life Vogue photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, shot Sarah Jessica Park that day in seven different designer gowns. Many people don’t know that creator Michael Patrick King actually wanted an additional dress to be featured in the shoot. A Yves Saint Laurent dress from the 60’s collection. Sadly, none of the movies pleas were convincing enough for the YSL foundation and the dress stayed in France.

In the end, there is only one dress with which Carrie falls in love- the Vivienne Westwood. After the shoot, Westwood sends Carrie the dress as a gift, and the rest, of course, is movie history.

The winner, a one of a kind
from the Fall 2007 collection.

Mirand, Charlotte, and Samantha all wore Zac Posen gowns paired with Dior shoes.
My favorite was Charlottes.

To look at all the dresses featured in the shoot, enjoy this clip from the movie