Sarah Jessica Parker Named President and Chief Creative Officer at Halston

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  1. lucy92

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    Sarah Jessica Parker to Take Advisory Role at Halston

    Sarah Jessica Parker, who helmed her own ultra-low-cost fashion line Bitten via a partnership with Steve & Barry’s — not long before Steve & Barry’s went bankrupt — is considering returning to the fashion biz, only at a rather higher price point.
    E! Online says that the fashion icon — although really, shouldn’t we be crediting/blaming costumer Patricia Field for the much-imitated Carrie Bradshaw look — is talking about consulting with the design house Halston, possibly taking on a role as creative director or design director.
    Or maybe just clothing hanger. Parker wears a lot of Halston in the upcoming “Sex and the City” sequel.


    nj.com via E! Online
     
  2. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    First Lohan, now this .
     
  3. Spike413

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    ^ At least she's considered stylish.

    And stable.
     
  4. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    i think its awful news.

    SJP's clothing line bitten was awful. so were her statements a few months ago calling her line "the democratic helmut lang".

    i feel sorry for marios schwab. he is one of my favourite designers.
     
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    Well, I guess at least she'll put work into the project... perhaps more than sticking fingers into her mouth and looking zoned out.
     
  6. LUXXX

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    I liked the first Halston collection resurrection when Rachel Zoe was involved. It looked good, I never got why there was so much drama.
     
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    She's a style icon, but I think that actresses should stick to acting and leave the whole fashion advisory business to people who actually worked for it and who have dreamt of working in the fashion industry their entire lives.
     
  8. lunabella

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    parker is better than lohan. . . but worse than someone who actually understands fashion.
     
  9. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    this makes me smile: for everyone who decried that initial ungaro collection with estrella archs handimark won't find it as easy to dismiss the sjp buying power -- after all, she has a decisionmaking role when it comes to marketing for not only sex and the city, but also her new bravo show. in this economy, money talks.
     
  10. Salvatore

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    I just don't understand why celebs are now taking over creative director roles! That's just unfair. I do not care how much style she may have, the roll of creative director should go to someone who has at least trained somewhat in that. I really hope this is not a trend.
     
  11. Mr-Dale

    Mr-Dale Unveil Yourself....

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    I don't get it either....first we had them popping up at fashion week with their own lines (Sweetface, LAMB etc) and now they are taking over respected houses with a great history? Somebody stop them!
     
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    And Derek Zoolander will be designing for Omyigoto... :unsure:

    The rumors swirling yesterday are true: Sarah Jessica Parker is taking on Halston. Though she will be designing for the Halston Heritage label, there's no word on her actual title as of yet (creative director is what seems likely). Heritage, if you recall, is the secondary line of Halston, and features archival looks. Which means that the Halston line itself is SJP-free and designed by Marios Schwab. Everyone can stop freaking out now. SJP scored herself one heckuva better deal than ol' Lindsay did: She has an equity stake in the company as well as another executive role within Halston.
    WWD points out that though Harvey Weinstein is one of the owners, he had little or nothing to do with hiring a Hollywood actress to head up a label. Instead, Hilco Consumer Capital LLC, another of Halston's owners, was the mastermind.

    TheCut
     
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    Sarah Jessica Parker For Halston Heritage ?

    Graziadaily.co.uk
     
  14. AgrenateD

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    well, atleast SJP is no Lindsay Lohan :lol:
     
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    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I read this morning that it's official.
     
  16. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    well, this is what happens in the absence of new marquee designers: although it ages me to remark on an entire DECADE of fashion with such nostalgia, one must look back on the late nineties and early aughts -- if that's what we're calling them -- as a time when the marquee designers really drove the fashion world. whether we're talking about stella mccartney, tom ford, karl lagerfeld, miuccia prada, john galliano, helmut lang, michael kors, marc jacobs, hedi slimane, jean-paul gaultier, et al., we saw where many designers helmed multilple houses -- if not entire conglomerates -- and achieved such prestige and fame that they became celebrities in their own right. many fashion folk seemed to rebel against that system by installing relative no-names -- from olivier theyskens and alessandra facchinetti at one end to ivana omazic :unsure: and paulo melim andersson :unsure: at the other -- at many of these iconic houses who had talent in spades, but lacked the star power to create excitement at a house merely by their presence.

    now fashion houses have to seek out actual celebrities from other industries to help them create that excitement because it takes more than talent to SELL great clothes. there exist many great garments that sit on shelves unsold because no one gets excited about them (for an example see: http://www.fashionweekdaily.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=6645041 ). however, tom ford could open an empty store and have a line wrapped around the block to get in....:innocent:
     
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    "however, tom ford could open an empty store and have a line wrapped around the block to get in...." :mohawk:
     
  18. raj

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    She doesn't have great style.....her street style is horrendous. She just has great stylists that tell her what to wear. I echo what everyone has said...at least she's not a Lohan.
     
  19. Boomer

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    ^ How true- and Tom Ford would also have a waiting list for $245.00 cashmere socks... :shock:

    Isn't the charming and handsome :smile:rolleyes:smile: Mr Weinstein having pretty serious financial problems? I wonder if this SJP thing is a Hail Mary like the disastrous Lindsay Lohan/Ungaro train wreck... :unsure:
     
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    The disastrous showing Lindsay Lohan faced at last year's Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2010 presentation at Paris Fashion Week hasn't kept other fashion firms from hiring celebrities for executive roles. Last week, the recently revived brand Halston announced that Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker would be taking an active design role in its Halston Heritage line.

    Now WWD reports that SJP has been named president and chief creative officer of the brand - a fairly serious role for a full-time actress. Parker stands to gain a lot from the brand's success, as she is reportedly taking an equity stake in the firm.

    When asked about her qualifications for the new role, Parker said, “You could make many arguments to why I am not qualified. I would say that I am very aware of the enormity of the titles, and how important they are, and my response is that they [the board] felt confident in their decisions."


    source: http://www.zimbio.com/Sarah+Jessica+Parker/articles/uWAN7QL0zu4/Sarah+Jessica+Parker+Named+President+Chief
     

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