Sarah Jessica Parker's Strange Bikini Lies

When asked about her first Vogue sitting, a 1994 shoot with Grace Coddington and Steven Meisel, Parker recalled, “[Grace Coddington] pulled a teeny-tiny white bikini off the hanger, and in my whole life I had never worn a bikini...I didn’t wear a bikini as a little girl. I certainly didn’t wear a bikini as an older little girl, and nor would I ever put one on today. I thought ‘It’s Grace Coddington, I should put on what she asks me to do.’ Linda Evangelista sat in the corner and told me how to stand. I have never worn a bikini since.” Really?
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When asked about her first Vogue sitting, a 1994 shoot with Grace Coddington and Steven Meisel, Parker recalled, “[Grace Coddington] pulled a teeny-tiny white bikini off the hanger, and in my whole life I had never worn a bikini...I didn’t wear a bikini as a little girl. I certainly didn’t wear a bikini as an older little girl, and nor would I ever put one on today. I thought ‘It’s Grace Coddington, I should put on what she asks me to do.’ Linda Evangelista sat in the corner and told me how to stand. I have never worn a bikini since.” Really?
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

At Tuesday night's premiere of In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (which airs today btw), WWD caught up with Sarah Jessica Parker, who makes a cameo in the doc.

When asked about her first Vogue sitting, a 1994 shoot with Grace Coddington and Steven Meisel, Parker recalled, “[Grace Coddington] pulled a teeny-tiny white bikini off the hanger, and in my whole life I had never worn a bikini...I didn’t wear a bikini as a little girl. I certainly didn’t wear a bikini as an older little girl, and nor would I ever put one on today. I thought ‘It’s Grace Coddington, I should put on what she asks me to do.’ Linda Evangelista sat in the corner and told me how to stand. I have never worn a bikini since.”

It's a story Parker recounted for Vogue.com's "Vogue Stories"--a series in which past Vogue subjects recall their big Vogue break. "I thought, I can summon enormous courage and reject the bikini and perhaps end my relationship with Vogue forever, or I can summon a different kind of courage, the kind where you agree to do whatever is asked of you, and that is what I did," she said.

Steven Meisel/VOGUE

Steven Meisel/VOGUE

Good thing she did because she looks incredible in the Miesel photo--and went on to cover Vogue six times.

But that part about having "never worn a bikini" any other time? That seems a bit off--if overly modest (she was the only Sex and the City character to keep her bra on). A quick google search reveals numerous photos of SJP in a bikini. As well she should, she has the bod. And isn't this the same woman who made purposefully showing off your bra a "thing"?