Sarah Jessica Parker no longer has one of her jobs
Sarah Jessica Parker just graced the cover of Vogue’s age issue (with every last wrinkle obliterated Photoshopped out of existence), and since the cover (which has divided critics) came out, the story leaked that the actress is no longer involved with Halston Heritage, the label she joined as president and chief creative officer only a year ago. We remember when SJP came to hype the brand at The Bay in March of 2010, but we assume her Sex and the City chops didn’t give her the measurable influence she may have thought—there was no sudden disco revival (sorry, Roy Halston Frowick) after her visit, besides the seemingly forced jumpsuit-a-day fetishism of former MTV personality Jessi Cruickshank.
No word from the Halston brand on why SJP is out, which has led New York magazine’s blog The Cut to speculate that Parker’s presence at the label actually made investors weary, since they may have wanted a more seasoned designer (and not, say, an actress who wears newsboy caps, short-shorts and high heels on her show). But we don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want SJP around to build a brand, because if she can make the dude who starred in an Inspector Gadget movie seem relevant again (come on, he was Ferris Bueller), she must have some serious mojo.