Sarah Jessica Parker to Design Halston?!? Oy…

Jan 18, 2010Fashion

I sure hope Sarah Jessica Parker's Halston outing is more successful then Bitten. Once bitten...oy...

Look, I think Sarah Jessica Parker is great. Who does not love Sex and the City and who does not think her willingness to wear ridiculous hats makes her even more sympathetic…to the cause of fashion uber alles. But, today, Women’s Wear Daily is reporting the SJP is going to take an active role at the Halston Heritage Collection…whatever that is. Seriously, Halston must be turning in his grave. From Randolph Duke to the Rachel Zoe nonsense, to the current Marco Zanini, who will surely be overshadowed by SJP. I don’t know, perhaps Harvey Weinstein and Tamara Mellon should just call it a day. My head is spinning with the speed in which that revolving door is turning over there at Haltson. It’s dizzying.

Oh, to bring back the days of the real Halston as opposed to whatever we have now.

When I moved to New York City in 1976, Halston was on fire. Roy Halston, whose heralded contribution to American sportswear turned the New York fashion industry on its ear, paving the way for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. That was when fashion was beyond exciting. There was a fever that was contagious and limited to a fantastic few. Now what? We have every actress schlepping into the business, watering down the fabulousness and turning it into a publicity hounds cluster-fuck. I don’t know about you guys…but it’s sad. Gee, I can’t wait to see the Lonnie Anderson Collection of triple-knit pants suits and evening wear.

Now this is a celebrity collection I am dying to see. Aren't you?!?

6 Responses to «Sarah Jessica Parker to Design Halston?!? Oy…»


  1. Jan 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm, ACEE said:

    I moved to new York from Europe early ,80s
    I worked for two designers I had dreamed of working for when in college
    I gave up working in Italy to be in new York. Seventh avenue was the place.
    There was an energy unlike anywhere else. An exclusivity that was hard to get into
    the industry took big hits from drug abuse and aids but I
    find it so sad that it has become a greedy business of
    marketing mediocre homogeonised tat for the masses
    now everyone is a designer. 7th ave is a street full of wannabe
    freaks who think they are so imortant
    When project runway filming causes a mob scene
    on the corner I do not get
    I never would have taken a job were you are covering for some celebs desperate
    need to give themselves some depth
    dressing Barbie when you are 7 (N. H.)does not make you a designer
    it has created a generation of no talent freak wannabes


  2. Jan 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm, Karen said:

    It's a very sad day for the fashion industry.


  3. Jan 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm, Tim said:

    Sign me up for Lonnie-Wear!!! Now!


  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm, Confused said:

    SJP made her name and a fashion icon status by wearing "Luxury Items". Isn't it hypocritical of her to wear a t-shirt that says "fashion is not a luxury". She has a cheap line of her own and becoming a creative advisor for a luxury brand? Is she Luxury or Mass Product? What's her Branding position? I'm getting confused in all those celebs who're between those two? Very political of them…say what the masses want to hear…but do what i want to do…. Fashion Industry Leaders should be ashamed of themselves for letting it happen.


  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:19 am, Tom Ford Planning Women's Collection » I Mean…What?!? said:

    [...] These days all we hear about are celebrities slithering their way into the fashion industry. Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, the Olsen Twins, Kim Kardashian, to name a few but the list is endless. Women’s [...]


  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:29 am, Shopping At The Movies » I Mean…What?!? said:

    [...] Style features Sex and the City 2, but more importantly, addresses the purchasable items such as Sarah Jessica Parker‘s white cocktail dress by Halston Heritage. The interesting tidbit is that SJP is the CEO of [...]

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