‘The Carrie Diaries’ Season Finale Fashion: What Carrie And Larissa Wore

Whomp. Our Friday nights are about to feature a lot less Carrie Bradshaw. The Carrie Diaries season finale aired last night, and whether or not the show will be coming back anytime soon remains up in the air. I guess I will have to Google Austin Butler’s name every once in a while to see how he’s doing instead of watching his QT face on my screen. I guess I’ll live. The episode wrapped up a lot of loose ends, and while I’d be sad if Carrie & Co. were never to return, I’d be satisfied with where things were left. Especially with all of the fashion that we were treated to in this final episode. While Carrie getting fired from Interview and deciding to move to L.A. with Sebastian was a major plot point, the main event was Larissa’s wedding. We have all the deets on wedding looks from Eric Daman, the show’s costume designer, so LEGGO!

AnnaSophia Robb on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
Photo: The CW

After getting fired from her job, Carrie turns to her ex-BF Weaver (#hey) for advice. She visits him at his brownstone, which, BTW, bears an eerie resemblance to the one future CB lives in. Eric told us, “I really wanted to have an end of season flash forward to fabulous Carrie Bradshaw fashion moment! A super special AHA outfit that was an ode to the Sex and the City Carrie we know and love! And so I put together this little ensemble: gorgeous green statement coat (borrowed from my BF Blair Waldorf)? Check! Midi circle skirt with crinoline? Check! Totally ’80s leopard-print top? Check! Totally amazing shoes (found these to-die-for Sophia Webster pencil and notebook paper Mary Janes on a last-minute run to Bergdorf’s and died a little at how they were THE perfect embodiment of a Carrie shoe! The fashion! The whimsy! The writing utensils!). And, of course, no tenue du jour would be Carrie Complete without a Fendi baguette (in glass tile mosaic…WHAT?!?). I call this look ’back to the future fashion phenom!'”


+ Coat: Nanette Lepore
+ Top: Topshop
+ Skirt: Yoana Barashi from Anthropologie
+ Stockings: Commando
+ Shoes: Sophia Webster
+ Purse: Fendi
+ Earrings: Adia Kibur
+ “C” Broach: Topshop

Carrie Bradshaw on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
Photo: The CW

When Larissa decides to move her wedding up and ask Carrie’s dad if he’s “smoking crack cocaine” when he wonders if it’ll be a smaller event, you know the fashion (from both Carrie and Larissa) is going to be uh-may-zing. Eric said, “When I found out the location of Larissa’s wedding—super ’60s meets future deco airline terminal—I knew Carrie’s look needed to be graphic. I also wanted her to feel more mature. Standing up to her father and deciding to part ways with Sebastian called for a strong statement dress, not a tween Carrie sparkler. The look needed to be serious and seriously fabulous—it is her last dress-up moment of the season, after all! As if by magic, my assistant Sami popped into Intermix and found this idyllic Herve Leger piece the night before we fit AnnaSophia Robb. The black-and-white graphic design was perfect for the setting, the body con fit was perfect for AnnaSophia’s figure, and the pyramid studs gave it the toughness I was hoping for. The dress was a triple threat and so is Carrie in these touching coming-of-age scenes!”


+ Dress: Herve Leger
+ Earrings: Sequin
+ Bracelet: Sequin
+ Shoes: Fendi
+ Purse: Angel Jackson

Larissa Loughlin on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
Photo: The CW

Finally, let’s talk about Larissa’s wedding look. She is obviously too cool and fashion-forward to wear a run-of-the-mill white dress, so Eric explained how he outfitted her for her big day. He said, “Larissa’s wedding look had to be out of this world, over the top; outrageous, but also beautiful and soft somehow! I was very inspired by Bianca Jagger’s white tuxedo looks from the Studio 54 days and knew that was what we needed to channel for the bride to be. After days of online searching and shopping the streets, I found a Balmain blazer that I knew could be reworked. (I know I am crazy to completely rework a Balmain jacket, but c’est la vie.) It was sculpted to perfection with exaggerated shoulder pads and seaming. It just needed some embellishment and new buttons. I hit up my favorite fabric store Mood and found a cream silk that matched the jacket perfectly. We could make pants. I rushed to my office to discuss the couture creation-to-be with our tailor. After taking every bodily measurement of Freema, aka Larissa, the machines starts buzzing and epaulettes were applied and bam! One week later Larissa walked down the aisle in style. Complete with a Philip Treacy headpiece. A wedding to remember!”


+ Hat: Philip Treacy
+ Blazer: Balmain
+ Bra: Victoria’s Secret
+ Pants: Custom
+ Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

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