I love love LOVE Sex and the City. I have watched every episode at least five times (since I have all the seasons on dvd) and I'm still not bored with watching Carrie and het friends. Stylist Patricia Fields has always been kind of a role model for me when it comes to styling. The pieces she gathered for the SATC girls are amazing and the combinations even more so.
Of course we all know the high end labels she uses.... Valentino, Armani, Prada... an so on. But after a bit of research, I soon found out she used a lot of designer vintage as well for styling the show. Which brings me to Emma Domb (one of the labels used by Fields in SATC), a relatively unknown designer here in The Netherlands, but oh so big in the fifties! Emma Domb was a dressmaking company based in San Fransisco, producing mostly evening wears grom 1939 till the seventies. The company was owned by Emma and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. They specialize in party, prom, wedding and cocktail dresses.
I'd say Domb is a label for those who like the classic American prom look. Big New Look dresses, with tiny waist, tule, lace, organza and petticoats. But Domb also produced gorgeous slim sixties evening wear for those who are more into the clean early sixties silhouette. Patricia Fields used Domb couture throughout the show and in the first movie. The blue dress Carrie is wearing while showing everyone her new appartement in the first SAT movie is a (probably shortened...unfortunately) Domb gown.
When you get you hands on a Domb dress; cherish it. The label is very wanted by collectors and lovers of the label, and therefore they're worth quite a lot. I understand, since the Domb designs breath luxury and crafstmanship. The colours are always gorgeous and the fit of the dresses is very elegant. Domb dresses are made of the most beautiful delicate and detailed materials, you'd almost want one to just look at occasionally (recommendation; Google 'Emma Domb' and get lost in an endless sea of the most gorgeous creations!) It is said that wearing a Domb gown makes you feel elegant and feminine at all times. And I can actually confirm this myself, since I have one hanging in my closet...