First Look: Meet The CW's New Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie Bradshaw is turning back the clock.

The CW and Warner Bros. TV are taking the iconic Sex and the City character back in time for the prequel pilot The Carrie Diaries, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the titular heroine coming of age in the 1980s.

The project stars AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as a young Carrie — asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. No doubt the pressure to find the right actress to fill the coveted role was high, but writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris feels confident that they have their girl in Robb. “Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring” the character to life, says Harris. “The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”

To pull of Carrie’s retro look with style, the producers have enlisted Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman, who knows a little something about the New York gal, having also worked on Sex and the City.

“It’s a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her,” says Daman. “Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch — to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was.”

What do you think of the new Carrie and her ’80s look?