Picture the opening credits to Sex and the City: the throwback theme music, the skyscrapers, the great big bus splash on Carrie鈥檚 legs and that itsy-bitsy pink tutu that defines Carrie Bradshaw. With that one item, the opening sets up the essence of Carrie鈥攁 woman who wears eccentric, child-like costumes and pulls them off surprisingly well.

But wait, Entertainment Weekly got a hold of old footage from the show鈥檚 cutting room floor and discovered an alternate version execs had initially considered.

In the opening sequence that was scrapped two decades ago, Bradshaw appears in a look that鈥檚 a bit less dramatic than her legendary tutu鈥攁 cocktail-length blue dress. 鈥淭here were two wardrobes,鈥 show creator Darren Starr told EW. 鈥淥ne was the tutu, and we did one pass where Sarah Jessica was wearing a blue dress and didn鈥檛 get splashed; instead, she trips when she sees the ad. In my mind, it was a nod to The Dick Van Dyke show, but we didn鈥檛 use it. It鈥檚 in the archives.鈥

Patricia Field, the show鈥檚 costume designer, found the unforgettable tutu in a $5 bin on a showroom floor, and immediately took to it, going on to make four other versions. 鈥淚t was very difficult for the producers to understand the tutu,鈥 said Field. 鈥淪arah Jessica and I were fighting for it, and Darren said, 鈥極kay, but I want other outfits as possibilities.鈥 It was such a brilliant choice because, in a way, Carrie鈥檚 dancing through her life in New York.鈥

We wouldn鈥檛 want it any other way.

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(h/t Entertainment Weekly; Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)