We couldn’t help but wonder… are we watching the trailer for the second season of And Just Like That…, or is it watching us?
Out of nowhere and a week before fashion’s biggest nights of the year, the powers at HBO—or more likely Sarah Jessica Parker—dropped the Easter egg-laden trailer for the divisive reboot sending the fashion girls, gays and theys into a spiralling orbit.
We just know this trailer will be fodder for the chatter in the Met’s bathroom come the first Monday in May.
This trailer could also usher in a total global meltdown. Brace yourself for World War 3, because we have no doubts the #TeamAidan versus #TeamBig discourse will reach cataclysmic levels.
The trailer’s premise was simple, four stylish Manhattanites navigate the peaks and troughs of being fifty and fabulous while in New York City.
It’s nothing we haven’t seen before—Charlotte’s perfectly proper world is rocked by the revelation that the now-teenage Lily wants to lose her virginity and a ‘MILF list’ (not to dissimilar to Succession’s ‘kill list), is circulating around her children’s school, Miranda is ready to take things to the next level with ‘Hey, it’s’ Che Diaz, and Carrie is, well, just keeping on being Carrie.
Indeed, And Just Like That… delivers on both the sex and the city elements. We don’t see anything NSFW, but there’s lot of sex being discussed, helpings of style, but sadly no appearance from JW Anderson’s $1260 pigeon purse.
Thankfully, we do get a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it look at Carrie bringing her magenta Sarah Jessica Paker x Fendi Baguette out of retirement for a long lunch with the girls.
A perfectly apt reminder that it’s Fendi, not trendy.
But enough about the purses, Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago’s costume design is the real masterpiece of the trailer.
The internet may be saturated with behind-the-scenes shots of Kristin Davis in a “sexy equestrian rubber fetishist circa 1880”, as the iconic @everyoutfitonsatc Instagram account put it, but the trailer doesn’t rehash the ensembles that no doubt made it into your group chats.
Cue our breaking hearts, we still haven’t seen footage of Carrie rewearing her iconic Vivienne Westwood wedding dress… yet.
Save Lisa Todd Wexley’s (Nicole Ari Parker) custom Valentino gown and matching sculptural feather headpiece, the trailer presents countless never-before-seen looks and even teases an array of new pieces for Carrie’s wonderfully chaotic wardrobe.
A scene of the writer unboxing countless new purchases in her wardrobe is enough for us to want to do a little damage to the plastic ourselves.
Sadly, the details of Aidan and Carrie’s reunion aren’t confirmed, with the only glimpse of Aidan is a scene of him turning up seemingly unexpectedly at Carrie’s Brownstone. We’re ready for an Abu Dhabi renaissance.
Come the second season’s release in June, don’t be surprised when we make this show the basis of entire personality.