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September 17th, 2009
05:30 AM ET

The fashion icon behind 'Sex and the City'

Alina and Pat view the pieces from Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

Alina and Pat view the pieces from Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

"Sex and the City" is a huge hit and there's no denying fashion plays a leading role.

So many of the shoes, clothes, bags and accessories the characters wear suddenly become major fashion trends. But that doesn't happen by accident.

The creative genius working behind the scenes, dressing the characters, is a celebrity herself – Patricia Field.

Check out our behind-the-scenes photos by CNN Producer Ethel Bass.

Alina Cho talks to Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon.
Alina Cho talks to Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon.

Sex and the City 2 shoot on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Sex and the City 2 shoot on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Patricia Field and Alina Cho walk down Fifth Avenue.
Patricia Field and Alina Cho walk down Fifth Avenue.
Sex and the City 2 shoot on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Sex and the City 2 shoot on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG and originator of New York Fashion Week & designer Betsey Johnson embrace at the PAPER Mag + HP 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG and originator of New York Fashion Week & designer Betsey Johnson embrace at the PAPER Mag + HP 25th Anniversary Celebration.

HP and Paper magazine threw a party at the New York Public Library at Bryant Park to "celebrate 25 years of paper and ink."

Entertainment at the black tie affair included performances by DJ Mark Ronson, The Virgins, and Queen Latifah. Liza Minnelli closed out the night with "New York, New York."

The PAPER Mag + HP 25th Anniversary Celebration was at the New York Public Library.
The PAPER Mag + HP 25th Anniversary Celebration was at the New York Public Library.
Photojournalists at the Diane von Furstenberg show.
Photojournalists at the Diane von Furstenberg show.
Alina Cho and Patricia Field view the pieces from Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.
Alina Cho and Patricia Field view the pieces from Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.
Alina Cho and Patricia Field talk fashion.
Alina Cho and Patricia Field talk fashion.
Models backstage at the Diane von Furstenberg show.
Models backstage at the Diane von Furstenberg show.
The Diane von Furstenberg rack and model line-up backstage.
The Diane von Furstenberg rack and model line-up backstage.
Alina Cho talks to Diane von Furstenberg.
Alina Cho talks to Diane von Furstenberg.

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