Carrie Bradshaw's Famous 'Sex and the City' Tutu Fetches a Stunning $52K at Auction, Despite Its Original $5 Price Tag!

The skirt's auction earnings were surpassed only by gowns donned by Princess Diana and Grace Kelly, each fetching $325,000.

 Carrie Bradshaw's Famous 'Sex and the City' Tutu Fetches a Stunning $52K at Auction, Despite Its Original $5 Price Tag!
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Carrie Bradshaw's legendary (and surprisingly affordable!) tulle skirt recently fetched $52,000 at auction!

Sarah Jessica Parker famously wore the skirt in the opening credits of "Sex and the City," and it became one of the standout items at Julien’s Auctions' "Unstoppable: Signature Styles Iconic Women In Fashion" event.

Among the auction's top earners on Jan. 18, which included pieces from Hollywood's Golden Era to contemporary celebrity fashion, the white, three-tier tutu with a satin waistband was only outshined in price by Princess Diana's velvet cocktail dress and Grace Kelly's Givenchy outfit, each selling for $325,000. The skirt's winning bid was a surprise, exceeding its expected $8,000 to $12,000 range, especially considering it was originally purchased by SATC costume designer Patricia Field for just $5 before the show's 1998 debut.

Field, who initially considered a spring 1998 Marc Jacobs runway dress for Carrie, opted for this timeless piece, discovered in a $5 bin in Manhattan’s Garment District, as detailed on the Julien’s Auctions website. With Parker's approval, the tutu became an iconic element of SATC and fashion history.

Due to the tutu's role in the opening sequence, where Carrie is splashed by a bus, there were actually five of these skirts used during the series. (Parker herself owns one of them!)

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