However, Rogers and Santiago’s plans for a brilliant 10-episode relationship “fell apart” when they read the script for the second episode, which contained — Spoiler alert! —A funeral for Mr. Big (Chris Noth). To keep the story shrouded in mystery, they called it “the black event,” Rogers revealed, adding, “The color exploded.”
Navigating how to have Carrie grieving simultaneously while delivering the fashion moments fans want to see was made easier by Stanford’s meta dialogue line (the late Willie Garson) in the episode, where he says, “I’m so proud of her. With everything she’s going through, putting it all together and checking it out today, because people will be expecting it. She’s kind of ours. Jackie Kennedy. “
“I think that line really lightened the moment,” Rogers said. “There was a great low-pitched laugh with the entire audience at the premiere. It helped ease the tension.”
For the funeral, Carrie wore a vintage black sheath dress with a teacup silhouette, V-neckline and full lace skirt. Trendy by Bradshaw, she paired it with a pearl clutch, black headpiece and white cage leather pumps. “The important thing in the script was that she dressed for Big,” Rogers said. “She wasn’t shocked, she was thinking about how she wanted to present herself at this event, so we got to shape it.”
But Carrie’s shock is evident during her visit to the funeral home with Charlotte. Although both women wear the same color, they couldn’t look more different.
“Charlotte was the beautiful in pink and Carrie was the emotional wreck in the oversized pink coat,” shared Rogers. “We didn’t alter it. It just looks a little curled and her clothes were a little sad because they didn’t fit her.”
And a key element in expressing Carrie’s grief came from Parker herself.
“It has the same jewels as the jewels in the recital,” Rogers revealed. “Those little details were extremely important to Sarah Jessica, ‘What was I going to do? I wasn’t going to change the earrings, I wasn’t going to take them off.’ Those little details, he expected us to follow. “