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May 28, 2008
Red carpet turns pink

(Associated Press/StarPix, Dave Allocca)

The "Sex and the City" premiere finally made its way to the Big Apple on Tuesday night. After opening stints in London, Austria and Berlin, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha walked the pink carpet at Radio City Music Hall - strewn, appropriately, with thousands of Swarovski crystals.

Plus, the four stars (Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, pictured left to right) were all a-glitter with jeweler Fred Leighton's fabulous gems.

There probably were more "diamond" guards sticking close by than any Oscar parade!

I got an e-mail from New York Tuesday detailing the dresses and jewels. For example:

Parker wore a Nina Ricci gown highlighted by three antique necklaces, including a 19th-century diamond riviere necklace, a 19th-century diamond and pearl fringe necklace and a 19th-century gold diamond snake necklace. Hubby Matthew Broderick probably had to prop her head up to keep her from tipping over!

I loved Cattrall's beaded Vivienne Westwood cocktail dress. It was sooo "Samantha." No shock, the stars have been showing up this week on morning shows like "Today" and "Live With Regis & Kelly." On Tuesday, Cattrall said she was excited to see the film for the first time.

"Even though it debuted in Europe, I wanted to wait until the New York premiere to actually see it," she said.

(Closer to home, or at least your television set at home: Fashionista Meghan Cleary of - and a lover of shoes beyond even Carrie Bradshaw - will dish on the premiere and what everyone wore on "Extra" tonight. The show airs later (at 8:30 p.m.) than usual on Channel 3 because of an NHL game. And Cleary is set to hand out the first ever "Sex and the City" shoe award!)

Two more "S&TC" references and I'm done: If you're not a Vogue subscriber but want to see some amazing photography (courtesy of Annie Leibovitz) of Parker and her on-screen love (Chris Noth, a.k.a. "Mr. Big"), grab a copy of the June issue. The fashions and the settings are amazing. And it won't irritate Miley Cyrus fans.

Then, on Friday, grab a Ticket section to read Bee movie critic Carla Meyer's review of the movie. I might sneak out early and catch a screening myself before all the women in Sacramento drag their husbands kicking and screaming!

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