Patricia Field is an American Academy Award-nominated stylist and fashion designer. She was born in New York City and raised in Astoria, Queens to Greek and Armenian parents, after they immigrated there from the island of Chios in Greece and Istanbul.
Field met Sarah Jessica Parker during the filming of 1995's Miami Rhapsody. The actress became so enchanted with Field's collections that they became friends.
Before beginning the first season of the Sex and the City television series on HBO, Parker asked to have Field design some of the clothes that her character, Carrie Bradshaw, would wear. During Field's tenure as costume designer on Sex and the City, the show became famous for the fashions showcased. For her work on Sex and the City, Field was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, with one win, and nominated for 6 Costume Designers Guild Awards, with 4 wins.
Field has been in constant demand by some high society clientele ever since, and some of her designs have become well-known. Her television credits include Hope & Faith and Ugly Betty. She served as costume coordinator for the feature film The Devil Wears Prada, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design, although in an extensive interview included as a bonus feature on the film's DVD release, she admits she dressed the cast by gathering garments from other designers' ready-to-wear collections rather than creating them herself.
Now with the Sex and the City movie taking over the world, her fashionable visions (good or bad) are sure to be talked about for many seasons to come...
Video courtesy of Current.com (http://current.com/items/88884997_sex_the_city_undressed)
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Dear Editor at Butch Diva,
I read your post today all about Patricia FIeld, and I thought you would appreciate this video we recently placed on our site Current.com that gives an insider scoop all about this NYC fashion icon. In this video, we follow Jael DePardo, a young woman who shares her experience working for Patricia Field and the significance she has had in her life. As she revisits her past, she interviews Patricia who tells us about her roots, her inspiration, her growth into becoming a stylist to the stars, opening her store, and becoming a fashion stylist for Sex and the City, and so much more. From the list of notables who adore Patricia Field, we have Richie Rich and Amanda Lepore who also share their love and admiration for this incredible stylist.
Hope you enjoy...