I will admit. I am a fan of Sex and the City (SACT). I am a GenXer who popped out of my mother’s belly in 1976 and was raised as a latchkey kid on problematic television. In fact, most of the media I have consumed from my earliest television memories has been problematic to some degree. SATC does not get a pass. However, what some do not remember is that SATC was revolutionary for its time in many ways, including that it was an all female-led cast. At the time, very few networks were interested in, or would take a risk on, shows led by women and that focused on women’s narratives, let alone women characters talking frankly (and graphically) about enjoying sex, money, power…and FASHION. I could write an entire piece on how in my generation alone we went from not seeing two women kissing on a popular scripted network television show to watching Samantha pleasure another woman to the point of orgasm on SATC. But, this piece is about the FASHION!
As a femme, I loved all of the dreamy feminine fashion featured on the show. Now, do not get me wrong. I am in no way suggesting that cis het characters wearing feminine clothing is any substitute whatsoever for femme representation. Some dapperQ readers have criticized our publication for expanding our coverage of masc style to include a broader range of style, including femme fashion, citing that any media featuring cis het feminine fashion counts as femme representation. It DOES NOT and here are some reasons why. But, as someone who is clearly drawn to fashion as art (I do publish dapperQ and produce the largest LGBTQIA+ fashion shows in the world, so one would hope that I at least enjoy some elements of fashion), SATC was glorious eye candy that took me to fashion church every Sunday night from 1998-2004. Here we are in 2022, And Just Like That, the Sex and the City reboot, is here once again to serve up hot new lewks every week, and I am here for it. Though the reboot has received some harsh criticism, I tuned in to season 1 every week for the outfits, especially since this time the high fashion was not just for straight women and gay men, but also for us queers, femmes, and they/thems. So, here are some of my favorite outfits of season 1 as I await a season 2 renewal.
Che Slays in NYC All Black Everything
Miranda Now Arguably Contender for Most Fashionable in Reboot
Thee Pink Suit: Rock in Versace
The OG Classic Style of Anthony & Stanford