Posted Jun 7, 2010 in For Her | 2 Comments

Style Icon Series – Patricia Field

In the wake of the Sex and the City sequel I find it only appropriate to start my style icon series with none other than Patricia Field, the mastermind behind the Manolo Blahnik craze, name plated necklaces and ballerina tutus, and the woman who made us all feel like our wardrobe needed an upgrade.

Born in North America’s fashion capital (New York) on February twelfth, 1942, Ms. Field quickly became known for her fire engine red hair and her eccentric sense of style that always took her to the next level.

She claims to be responsible for inventing the legging in the late 70s… I personally wouldn’t doubt it, but who’s to say. On paper she began her career in 1966 when she opened her boutique in Greenwich Village, which for the past 40 years has been the go-to spot for the who’s who.

Her avant-garde style landed her many gigs, but none quite like the one where she first met Carrie (aka SJP) in 1995 on the set for Miami Rhapsody. After that, the rest is history. An academy award nominated and never duplicated Ms. Field is the visionary behind TV shows like Crime Story, Wiseguy, Spin City, Hope and Faith, Six Degrees, Cashmere Mafia, Kath & Kim, Sex and the City and MY FAVORITE SHOW EVER Ugly Betty. Her film credits include Miami Rhapsody, The Substitute, Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic and the Sex and the City movie sequel.

I can only touch the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ms. Field’s contributions to our wonderful world of style. So Ms. Field, cheers to you and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you have given us, even when we didn’t know you were behind it.
Oh and FYI the white Halston dress in the movie is currently available at The Bay……….RUUUNNNN!

A million bisous

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  1. Personally, I think that her best work so far has been on the film The Devil Wears Prada. Pure genius, period.

  2. Error: Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2020/06. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    i like this one aisha…i have a halston reserved…lol…layaway


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