Look of the week: Sarah Jessica Parker’s dove purse

written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Characterized by the good, the bad and the ugly, “look of the week” is a regular series dedicated to unpacking the most popular outfit of the past seven days.

On Wednesday, paparazzi footage of Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristen Davis from season two of the HBO Max series “And Just Like That…” went viral online. (HBO Max is owned by CNN’s parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.)

In her role as Carrie Bradshaw, Parker is seen wearing a khaki cauldron suit, classic Dior sandals, and harboring a strange creature on her elbow: a pigeon. A sneak peek of her appearance was also revealed Tweet embed – An Instagram page curated by “And Just Like That…” fashion designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the characters’ wardrobes to over 200,000 followers.
The keen fashionistas soon got used to seeing the bird as a bird Clutch Bag $854 From designer JW Anderson’s Fall-Winter 2022 collection. A life-size, 3D-printed bathroom purse opens through its right wing to reveal a space large enough to fit an iPhone and possibly a purse. “AJLT S2 Carrie with JW Anderson pigeon bag and a fendi baguette is a perfection,” London fashion editor Hannah Tindle tweeted, “No comment at all.”

While some have drawn comparisons to the “pigeon man” from the ’90s children’s cartoon “Hey Arnold,” most — including fashion industry insiders — were draped over the actor’s birdbag. “SJP carrying a JW bathroom bag makes me happy lol,” one Twitter user wrote. Another fan added on Instagram: “Starting the season with pigeons is really creative.”

The JW Anderson bathroom purse has been a sensation since its release earlier this year.

The JW Anderson bathroom purse has been a sensation since its release earlier this year. attributed to him: James Devani / GC Photos

And for longtime fans of the “Sex and the City” series, the bag is further evidence of Carrie Bradshaw’s reputation as a dopamine stylist: prioritizing clothes that excite — both for the internet and for herself. While some fear collecting too many clothing bookmarks, and instead seek out “timeless” pieces that promise never to date, Bradshaw has always embodied an eclectic and imperfect sense of style.

There is a long line of handbags, hats, and other accessories that the fictional columnist has worn over the years – a horse’s head-style purse (“Sex and the City” season 4, episode 1) a crystal-encrusted Judith Leiber Swan purse (“Sex and the City”) Season 2, Episode 10), a bag of Timmy Woods from the Eiffel Tower (“Sex and the City,” 2008) and – in continuation of the bird theme – the enchanting blue bird of paradise that she wore to her wedding after a few scenes from the movie.

The Moschino Spring/Summer 2023 collection included inflatable bags.

The Moschino Spring/Summer 2023 collection included inflatable bags. attributed to him: Justin Sheen/Getty Images

While Parker was one of the first celebrities to see Anderson’s piece in the wild – singer Sam Smith wore the bag at the Harris Reed Spring/Summer 2023 show during London Fashion Week last month Twisted bags are having a moment. At Paris Fashion Week, Balenciaga presented a full leather bag with a built-in shoulder-high glove, as well as a family-sized Lays foil-pack clutch. At New York Fashion WeekCollina Strada sent wine glasses hanging inside macrame handles down the runway, and even a green organza purse had a cauliflower head attached to it via a metal carabiner. In Milan, Moschino’s clutches were inflatable – complete with a rubber valve for filling the air.
Earlier this year, French luxury house Coperny popped up with very impractical glass Swipe the adorable bag from Doja Cat and Kylie Jenner.

These single-ball accessories fall at the intersection of fashion and memes. Showcasing the infamous bathroom bag, Rogers and Santiago crafted an Easter egg moment dedicated to masculinity on display and beyond. And in this way … the Internet culture moment was born.

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