Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Manolo Blahnik Collaboration and Working For Free at Halston

When fashion glossies do cover stories about Sarah Jessica Parker, they tend to focus on her ability to juggle so many different careers. And her latest, for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, is no exception. However, it was written by Cathy Horyn and thus unsurprisingly hones in on her fashion career, including how she nabbed that rare Manolo Blahnik shoe line, and what happened at Halston.
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When fashion glossies do cover stories about Sarah Jessica Parker, they tend to focus on her ability to juggle so many different careers. And her latest, for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, is no exception. However, it was written by Cathy Horyn and thus unsurprisingly hones in on her fashion career, including how she nabbed that rare Manolo Blahnik shoe line, and what happened at Halston.
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When fashion glossies do cover stories about Sarah Jessica Parker, they tend to focus on her ability to juggle so many different careers. And her latest, for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, is no exception. However, since it was written by Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, it focuses on her fashion career, including how she nabbed that rare Manolo Blahnik shoe line, and what happened at Halston.

Of the latter, Parker told Horyn she wasn't even paid. "We've all worked with complicated people," she said of the experience working as "president and chief creative officer" of Halston Heritage, adding, "I really did work for free."

Chances are she'll have better luck with Manolo Blahnik--a footwear collaboration that came to fruition when she approached them after turning down other "big, big offers."

"Were it anyone but Sarah Jessica, I wouldn't have done it," said George Malkemus, president of Manolo Blahnik. Horyn reports that we can expect "feminine shapes, plenty of low heels, and unusual color combinations like navy and mocha" when the shoes hit Nordstrom shelves in February.

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Horyn also briefly touches on the gig that connected SJP to Manolo in the first place: Sex and the City. Would she really do a third film? "It's possible," writes the fashion journo.

Let's hope her other projects--an HBO series about a married couple in NYC plagued by infidelity and a documentary about the New York City Ballet--keep her too busy.

Photos: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar