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Don’t Mess With Her Tutu

Imagine the opening sequence to the Sex and the City without Carrie getting splashed by a passing bus while wearing some boring old frock. Impossible, right?

Well, the iconic, head-scratching-at-first choice to dress Sarah Jessica Parker in a tutu was the vision of costume designer Patricia Field. She’s now responsible for the fashions on Emily in Paris.

Her new memoir, “Pat in the City,” covers her years with the gal pals on the iconic HBO series, as well as her formative years growing up in New York City and Long Island and how that shaped her style and ambition.

It’s a must-read for fans of both SATC and the fashion biz in general, but also wildly entertaining (we presume) for people who’ve maybe never even heard of Mr. Big.

Field is a great storyteller and this glimpse into (mostly) the late 20th century in New York fascinates from first page to last.

It comes out on Valentine’s Day, but you can pre-order now and have the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life—even if that’s you.

“Pat in the City”
Pre-order for Valentine’s Day release
$17-$41.99 at amazon.com

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