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Costume designer Eric Daman on wrapping 'Gossip Girl' and opening 'The Carrie Diaries'

The 2012 New York Television Festival kicked off with the world premiere of The Carrie Diaries, the CW’s Sex and the City flashback series about the coming of age of Carrie Bradshaw. You know, before all the Manolos and men.

Teenage Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) won’t be wearing couture, but the character’s wardrobe will include a few signature pieces — a ‘C’ initial necklace, a scrunchie and the like — that will strike a chord with die-hard Sex fans.

Luckily, Carrie Diaries costume designer Eric Daman got his start assisting Patricia Field on the original Sex and the City and was also in charge of the wardrobe department on Gossip Girl, so Carrie’s style is in good hands.

We caught up with Daman to ask him about Carrie Bradshaw’s new, er, old look, wrapping up Gossip Girl, and whether we’ll be seeing ’80s Carrie Bradshaw wearing Serena van der Woodsen’s hand-me-downs.

EW: On Sex and the City, Carrie wore some memorable accessories. What are the younger Carrie’s signature pieces?
Eric Daman: She wears a ‘C’ necklace by Alex Woo throughout the whole show. [Executive Producer Amy Harris gifted lead actress AnnaSophia Robb with an ‘A’ version of the necklace]. I don’t want to give it all away, but there are things that are going to pop up where you’ll go ‘Oh that’s where the flower broach comes from’ or ‘that’s where the Manolos come from.’ There’s elements that you’re going to see that are a little more grown up and maybe come from her mom’s closet; things that she’s accumulating that will be 50’s and ‘60s vintage [added] into her ‘80s look that make sense for Carrie Bradshaw and show where she gets her sense of style.  READ FULL STORY

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