Apr 26, 2010
Movie star, fashion icon, actress, and mother are just a few ways to describe the multi-talented Sarah Jessica Parker. Now you can add President and Chief Creative Officer to that list. Parker has accepted these roles and will start working with fashion label, Halston. With new career titles and a blockbuster film (Sex and The City 2) on the way, Parker recently sat down with Vogue to talk about her successes. Some highlights from the comprehensive article are below and you can read the full piece penned by Vicki Woods online.
On the importance of keeping perspective: “We painted our patio furniture ourselves…. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”
The upcoming Sex and the City sequel: “We four women, despite I guess what a lot of people hope, have never been better. This movie—and maybe it’s because we actually lived together—it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”
Her introduction to New York and Halston: “I came to New York originally in 1976, and then I got this part in Annie around the corner from Studio 54. I was a little girl, and for some reason they always invited the cast of Annie to Studio 54, so there I was at thirteen and fourteen, and the doorman would usher us in, literally underneath his arms. And it was 1977 in New York City, and you couldn’t be alive and not know the name Halston.”
Her new position with Halston: “There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes…. It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no.”
Also, be sure to browse the glamorous editorial by Mario Testino which accompanies this interview.