20 iconic episodes of Sex and the City you need to rewatch

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The Real Me (Season 4, Episode 2)

Carrie Bradshaw may be a lot of things, a writer, a lover, a shoe addict, a New Yorker, but she is definitely not a model. Writers usually like to stay behind the scenes, but in this episode, Carrie was front and center on the runway. She should be used to strutting her stuff in hot fashion on the streets of New York, but her experience on the runway didn’t end well.

When Carrie and Stanford are out at a bar, they run into Carrie’s old friend, Lynn. She insists Carrie walk in a fashion show she’s producing that stars fashionable New Yorkers mixed in with the real models. Carrie is reluctant, but soon enough she’s at a fitting in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Backstage on the day of the fashion show, however, there’s a change of plans. Instead of the gorgeous D&G dress she was supposed to wear, Carrie is now being given a pair of jeweled panties, and nothing else. With her hair pumped up as high as her heels, Carrie works up the confidence to strut her stuff in the jeweled panties, a blue coat, and a black bra.

If you expected her first experience on the runway to go well, you clearly don’t know Sex and The City! Carrie goes out and falls almost immediately on her face. They send out Heidi Klum to try and cover up this huge blunder, and Heidi literally steps over Carrie’s motionless body. “She’s fashion roadkill!” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Stanford.

But Carrie Bradshaw isn’t the kind of girl to just lay there and look stupid. If she’s going to look stupid, it’s on her own terms, because she’s Carrie Bradshaw! She gets right back up, one shoe on, and struts her stuff like nothing ever happened, and high fiving Heidi Klum like they’re old friends.