Like most 20-something women, we've seen every episode of HBO's now-legendary "Sex and the City." Which means, of course, that we've also watched that famous bus-splashing-Carrie's-tutu intro at least a million times.

With all of that credit watching, we got to thinking... what was up with that skirt anyway? It was so iconic it made a cameo in the eponymous movies and spawned scores of replicas. Was it a part of Bradshaw's famously chic wardrobe? Who even made it?

Well, in an interview for the Emmy TV Legends series that Racked.com put together, "SATC" designer Patricia Field finally tells us the history of the Most Famous Tutu Of The 2000s. Turns out, the tulle garment was a bit of a bargain:

The big thing from the early days that stood out for me was the tulle skirt. We were going to shoot the opening credits, and so there were conferences about it and so on. I was in a showroom and there was a bucket on the floor, for like, five dollars each or something, and I pull out this tulle skirt, and I'm like, 'I don't know, let's just take this. We'll see.'

So when I showed it to Sarah Jessica, she loved it. And I said, 'Okay, so we'll put it with a little t-shirt," and she loved it. She felt it. And then we had to convince Darren [Star, the show's producer]! He didn't get it. I don't blame him—it's not his thing. And we were coming to him with something strange, in his mind. So we had to convince him.

A bargain bin? At a sample sale? It's safe to say that a $5 tutu would have been the cheapest part of Carrie's wardrobe IRL. We just wonder who has their hands on that piece of TV history now.

Watch more of the interview with Patricia Field below, and scroll down to how Sarah Jessica Parker stacked up with Carrie Bradshaw in the style department over the years.

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  • 1980

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  • 1987: "Slamdance" premiere

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  • 1991: "For the Boys" premiere

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  • 1993: MTV Movie Awards

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  • 1997: VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards

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  • 2000: HBO Emmy Party

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  • 2001: SAG Awards

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  • 2003: CFDA Awards

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  • 2003: Tony Awards

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  • 2003: Emmy Awards

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  • 2003: Broadcasting & Cable Gala

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  • 2004: Lincoln Center gala

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  • 2004: CFDA Awards

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  • 2004: Fifi Awards

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  • 2005: Coty event

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  • 2005: "The Family Stone" premiere

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  • 2006: "Anglomania" Met gala

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  • 2007: Diane Keaton tribute

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  • 2007: Valentino celebration

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  • 2008: "Smart People" screening

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  • 2008: "Sex and the City" London premiere

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  • 2008: "Sex and the City" New York premiere

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  • 2008: MTV Movies Awards

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  • 2009: Academy Awards

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  • 2009: Tribeca Film Festival

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  • 2009: "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" premiere

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  • 2010: Bravo Upfront Party

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  • 2010: Halston Heritage launch

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  • 2010: "Sex And The City 2" Premiere

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  • 2010: "Late Show" visit

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  • 2010: "Sex And The City 2" UK Premiere

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  • 2011: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

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  • 2011: "I Don't Know How She Does It" premiere

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  • 2011: London Premiere of "How Does She Do It"

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  • 2011: Street Sighting In London

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  • 2011: Palladium Premiere of "I Don't Know How She Does It"

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  • 2011: New York City Ballet Fall Gala

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  • 2011: 15th Annual Human Right Campaign National Dinner

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  • 2011: Friends In Deed 20th Anniversary Gala

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  • 2011: "Tower Heist" World Premiere

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  • 2011: New York City Center Reopening

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  • 2011: Ladies Luncheon At Crown Palladium

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  • 2011: "I Don't Know How She Does It" Melbourne Premiere

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  • 2011: Museum Of Modern Art 4th Annual Film Benefit

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  • 2011: 8th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball

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  • 2011: The 34th Kennedy Center Honors

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  • 2012: amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week

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  • 2012: Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week

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  • 2012: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Broadway Opening Night

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  • 2012: "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations"

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  • 2012: Sighting In NYC

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