Few pop culture characters have had a bigger influence on fashion than Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, and that’s because of the originality and vision of stylist and designer Patricia Field. Since opening her eponymous Greenwich Village boutique more than 40 years ago, Field has become a downtown NYC institution, her clothing a favorite of those that define the city’s glittery nightlife.
While her work on Sex and the City earned her five Emmy nominations and a win in 2002, Field also designed costumes for a number of fashion-forward films, such as The Devil Wears Prada (for which she received an Academy Award nomination) and Confessions of a Shopaholic, as well as TV shows like Ugly Betty.
Named one of the 100 most influential fashion icons by Time magazine, Field designs her own fashion lines as well as collections for brands like Payless, Rocawear, Seiko and Candie’s. She was a spokesperson for U by Kotex, designed bottles for Diet Coke and has done extensive work for Maybelline.