Sarah Jessica Parker went through a million style evolutions as Carrie on Sex and the City, but one item that remained a constant was her simple gold “Carrie” nameplate necklace, which reminds her of her days in New York with Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte. That fact made it all the more devastating when Carrie thought she lost the beloved necklace in Paris during the series finale—and now, SJP reveals that the same thing almost happened to her in real life—minus the Russian artist boyfriend and the vintage Dior purse.
Parker revealed at New York magazine’s Vulture Festival that, though she was able to keep “95 percent” of the clothes from the six seasons of the show, it’s the necklace that’s her most prized possession. “I have the ‘Carrie’ necklace still,” she said, as reported by the Cut. “I love it, and it’s tucked away somewhere safe.”
That’s because she, too, almost misplaced it once. Parker told the crowd that she went to locate the necklace to film one of the SATC movies and couldn’t find it, and had a similar freak-out to Carrie’s. “I wish I could play that scene again, because now that I’ve lived through it, I’d do a much better job,” she said.
Luckily, the real-life scenario also has a happy ending, as the nameplate necklace was eventually found (though SJP didn’t reveal where). As for the rest of the items she has from the SATC set, it’s a hands-off policy. “I don’t touch it or wear it, but all of that is really meaningful,” she said. How she has the strength to not wear any of those iconic pieces, though, is a totally different story.