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.
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.