She is a native New Yorker and one of fashion's greatest visionaries whose multi-faceted career has spanned more than 5 decades.
Field has received widespread critical praise for her pioneering vision of what constitutes style, a fashion philosophy that values eclecticism, creative expression and an understanding of oneself over the chasing of trends.
Her distinctive approach to dressing is evident through her work as a costume designer. Field single handedly changed the way women dress through the HBO series "Sex and the City" (arguably the most fashionable show in television history) and it's feature films. For her work on SATC Field won an Emmy Award and received five nominations for Best Costume Design, and with the help of a thrift store tutu created one of the most iconic onscreen NY fashion moments since Audrey Hepburn donned Givenchy for a stroll past Tiffany’s.
Field also received an Academy Award nomination for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, as well as continued recognition for her work on television series such as Ugly Betty, Hope & Faith, and most recently for Darren Star’s hit TV Land series ‘Younger’, starring Sutton Foster and Debi Mazar.
Field is also a seasoned retailer, establishing her eponymous boutique in New York City in 1966, which remained a fashion landmark for 50 years. From its famed location on E 8th Street to its final residence on the Bowery, her store was a downtown institution, internationally known and frequented by celebrities, stylists, emerging designers, artists, performers, and club-kids alike.
In 2016 Field sold her iconic retail property and launched a new concept, ARTFASHION. Born out of her long personal ties to New York art community legends like Keith Haring and Basquiat, ARTFASHION now sees Field as curator, working with an impressive group of today’s talented visual artists who, under Field’s guidance, have applied their unique aesthetics to hand painted one-of-a-kind clothing. Through her online gallery and shop patriciafield.com, Field continues to bring these sought after fashion creations to fashion fans around the world.