Field was born in 1941 in New York City to a Greek father and an Armenian mother, who emigrated from Plomari, Lesbos, Greece. She was raised in Astoria, Queens, and has claimed credit for inventing the modern legging for women's fashion in the 1970s. She is the owner of the eponymous boutique Patricia Field.
Field met Sarah Jessica Parker during the filming of 1995's Miami Rhapsody. They became friends and worked together on the television series Sex and the City. Before the first season of Sex and the City, Parker asked Field to design some of the clothes that her character, Carrie Bradshaw, would wear. During Field's tenure as costume designer on the series, the show became well known for the fashions.
For her work on Sex and the City, Field was nominated for five Emmy Awards, with one win, and nominated for six Costume Designers Guild awards, with four wins. She is one out of six honorees of the 2008 Reel Time Film Festival. She went on to return as costume designer for the movie Sex and the City (2008) and the sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010). She worked in the Asian market by creating the fashion behind the Chinese feature film "杜拉拉升职记" (Go Lala Go) (2010).
Field's television credits include Hope & Faith and Ugly Betty. She served as costume designer for the feature film The Devil Wears Prada, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design.
Field, who is openly lesbian, was for many years romantically involved with costume designer Rebecca Weinberg (Field), with whom she partnered on Sex and the City and Spin City.
Field appeared as the first guest judge during the first season of the Bravo reality television series Project Runway. Her eponymous boutique was featured in a 2007 episode of Kathy Griffin's reality show My Life on the D-List, as well as on a 2008 episode of Paris Hilton's My New BFF. She designed the outfits in Namie Amuro's music videos for her three songs "New Look", "Rock Steady", and "What A Feeling" from her single 60s 70s 80s, as well as Anna Vissi's music videos for Stin Pyra and Alitissa Psihi from her album Apagorevmeno. In 2011, she designed most of the outfits for the characters in a Taiwan drama called Material Queen.
Who's Who in Fashion 5th Edition
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Fairchild Books; Fifth Edition edition (December 28, 2009)
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Students of fashion design are eager to explore the history of their chosen field as well as keep up with new and emerging designers. Who’s Who in Fashion captures the energy, drama, and excitement of the luminaries who make up the world of fashion. Profiles include design philosophies, mentors, and sources of inspiration, tracing the careers of many of the men and women who have contributed to fashion. Not only are today’s major figures and legendary designers of the past profiled, but lesser-known people and newcomers worth watching are as well. Also included are a sampling of interesting nonconformists—free spirits who prefer to work off the main fashion path. The picture would not be complete without the style-makers, those with an instinct and an eye for fashion, who interpret it for the public: the editors, photographers, artists, fashion writers, and promoters.
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