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Norma Kamali on the New "Carrie Bradshaw" Dress, Her Iconic Diana Design

By Halie LeSavage

When Sarah Jessica Parker was seen on the And Just Like That... set in a draped, powder blue bodycon dress by Norma Kamali, fans recognized the look as pure Carrie Bradshaw, if not a little more grown-up than her looks from the original Sex and the City. They might not have known that the latest Carrie dress is a $215 style Norma Kamali first introduced more than forty years ago.

Kamali was excited to see her dress appear on the show, but she didn't expect fans to be familiar with its history. "I’ve been doing this for 53 years. So a lot of the people who are buying the Diana now have no clue or could care less about the fact that that dress was done such a long time ago," the designer tells BAZAAR over Zoom. "They know Norma Kamali today."

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