'Sex and the City' Sequel Style Will Not Be Affected by Recession

Sex and the CityCarrie Bradshaw must have one serious line of credit at Bloomingdales, because according to "Sex and the City" stylist Patricia Field, the chic columnist's signature style won't be impacted by the recession in the upcoming "SATC" sequel.

Originally, star Sarah Jessica Parker said the recent financial crisis would be reflected in the sequel, which is slated for a spring 2010 release. "Our country has changed significantly in a year," Contact Music quoted the actress as saying. "She will have been affected and she's not an idiot. She's gonna have to change her thinking about indulgence." But costumer Pat, who was also responsible for the fab fashions in "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic," put her well-shod foot down, saying there will be none of the sort.

"I wouldn't do it," she told Hollyscoop. "Of course the four girls are going to be fabulous and flamboyant — otherwise what is the point? I want to do it the other way. I'd be like, 'Forget your troubles.' I don't use the recession as a reference for my creativity."

Creativity aside, I agree that the four foxes of "SATC" should flaunt their Prada purses and Jimmy Choos. Romantic comedies have never had a reputation for reflecting reality — when was the last time you were saved from a runaway Dumpster by a hunky doctor whom you ended up falling in love with while planning his wedding to another woman? A couple of hours in a dark theater admiring the pretty clothes and fantastic lives of four of my favorite New Yorkers sounds like just the ticket to temper my recession-time blues. But maybe that's just me.

Do you think the "SATC" fashions should reflected the recent financial crisis, or do you think the gal pals' duds should be left alone?