Carrie Bradshaw’s Famous ‘Sex and the City’ Tutu Sells at Auction for Far More Than Expected

<p id=”par-1_69″>Carrie Bradshaw’s famous <em><a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/tag/sex-and-the-city/”>Sex and the City</a></em> tutu officially has a new home. The tutu, purchased by Patricia Field from<a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/sex-and-the-city-one-of-carrie-bradshaws-iconic-outfits-was-a-bargain-bin-find.html/”> a bargain bin</a> for $5 before the show’s premiere episode, hit the auction block last month. The auction has officially ended. While the tutu was expected to fetch between $8,000 and $12,000, demand for the iconic fashion item was much higher than anticipated. The final winning bid was for over $50,000. </p>

<h2>Carrie Bradshaw’s famous ‘Sex and the City’ tutu sold for $50,000 at auction </h2>

<p id=”par-2_76″>Carrie wore an infamous tutu in the opening sequence of <em>Sex and the City. </em>The tutu was a last-minute addition to the scene, with stylist Patricia Field and actor Sarah Jessica Parker going to bat for<a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/carrie-bradshaws-iconic-sex-and-the-city-tutu-hits-the-auction-block.html/”> the unorthodox costume choice</a>. The tutu was expected to bring in between $8,000 and $12,000 at auction, but the final winning bid was several times that expected price. The lucky winner shelled out $52,000 to take home a piece of HBO history. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-1″><img decoding=”async” width=”1200″ height=”1132″ src=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?strip=all&quality=89″ alt=”Carrie Bradshaw’s tutu on the auction block at Julien’s” class=”wp-image-3616951″ srcset=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg 1200w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=530&h=500 530w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=768&h=724 768w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=1024&h=966 1024w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=371&h=350 371w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=179&h=169 179w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=200&h=189 200w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=537&h=507 537w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Carrie-Bradshaw-sex-and-the-city-tutu.jpg?w=64&h=60 64w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Julien’s Auctions presents “Unstoppable: Signature Styles Of Iconic Women In Fashion” at Julien’s Auctions | Unique Nicole/Getty Images</figcaption></figure>

<p id=”par-3_72″>The tutu’s new owner won’t be the only person holding onto a piece of <em>Sex and the City</em> history. The skirt sold by <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.julienslive.com/lot-details/index/catalog/482/lot/220722/Sarah-Jessica-Parker-Sex-And-The-City-Opening-Credits-Tutu” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Julien’s </a>is unique, but it’s not one of a kind. Multiple versions of the tutu were created for continuity purposes. According to <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.instyle.com/sarah-jessica-parker-carrie-bradshaw-tutu-price-8549272?utm_term=Clicked%20Last%2090,Celebrity%20Audience,News%20Audience&utm_medium=browser&utm_source=instyle.com&utm_content=20240125&utm_campaign=4128077″ rel=”noreferrer noopener”>In Style</a>, at least one of them is owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, the actor who took on the role of Carrie Bradshaw. The star still owns most of Carrie’s famed wardrobe. </p>

<h2 id=”h-another-piece-of-the-show-s-history-sold-below-expectations-in-september”>Another piece of the show’s history sold below expectations in September </h2>

<p id=”par-4_74″>Carrie’s tutu sold for far more than expected, but a different prop from the franchise sold substantially under its expected price months earlier. In September 2023, <a href=”https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2023/fashion-icons/vintage-taxidermied-bird-of-paradise-headpiece” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Sotheby’s </a>included a bird of paradise headpiece worn by Carrie Bradshaw in one of its auctions. She wore the headpiece in <em>Sex and the City: The Movie</em> and <em>And Just Like That..</em>. <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/carrie-bradshaws-bird-headpiece-is-up-for-auction.html/”>The taxidermy headpiece</a>, believed to have been crafted in the 1800s, was expected to sell for between 40,000 and $70,000. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full” id=”emb-2″><img decoding=”async” loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”1240″ src=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?strip=all&quality=89″ alt=”Carrie Bradshaw and Miranda Hobbes during Carrie’s ill-fated wedding to Mr. Big” class=”wp-image-3550566″ srcset=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg 1200w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=484&h=500 484w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=768&h=794 768w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=991&h=1024 991w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=339&h=350 339w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=164&h=169 164w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=194&h=200 194w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=491&h=507 491w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Carrie-Bradshaw-headpiece-SATC-movie.jpg?w=58&h=60 58w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Carrie and Miranda in ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’ | Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic</figcaption></figure>

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<p id=”par-5_55″>When the auction ended, the winner walked away with the headpiece for just $25,400. The headpiece was just as unique as Carrie’s tutu. Still, fans of the series would argue that it was hardly as iconic as the beloved opening sequence outfit. It was never revealed how much the costume department paid for the headpiece. </p>

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