It was a blink and you missed it throwaway line in Sarah Jessica Parker’s Vogue cover story that we admit went right over our heads (thanks to Fashionologie for bringing it to our attention)–a little phrase that essentially announced the end of Sarah Jessica Parker’s relationship with Halston’s contemporary label, Halston Heritage, which began in January of last year. Eve MacSweeney writes:
When Sex and the City, to her own surprise, made her a fashion star, she launched her own design label and perfumes, as well as signing on to run the Halston Heritage label, a relationship that recently came to an end.
The Vogue story does not elaborate on the split, but it may have something to do with the fact that Halston’s CEO Bonnie Takhar was let go last November–Sarah Jessica Parker was a huge supporter of her and was reportedly “visibly upset” (read: crying) upon learning that Takhar was out. It is likely that Parker’s contract was up and she just opted not to renew it. Last year, she told Elle, “I said, ‘Please know this now: I will never do this for a title. I will never dip in and out of this. I’ll do it like everything else I’ve ever done. I’ll be involved down to the splitting of the atom.’”
Her position as president and chief creative officer sounded like a full time job and, as we learn in the Vogue story, she has a lot going on, from raising kids to producing reality shows to filming and promoting movies, like the forthcoming I Don’t Know How She Does It. The gist of the piece is that, like Kate, the frazzled multi-tasking mom she plays in the film, Parker is always on the go, wearing many different hats. Something had to give and I guess that something was her fashion job.
No one from Halston or Parker’s camp has announced or commented on the split, but we’ll report back if we hear anything.