Sarah Jessica Parker Splits With Halston
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:27:53
Just a few days after the news that she is one of the highest paid actresses working today broke, fashion plate Sarah Jessica Parker, late of Sex and the City, has split with Halston. Sources told WWD that the fashionista and the design house were working on terminating their agreement. SJP had been serving as the president and chief creative officer of the fashion brand, working on the lower-priced Halston Heritage line.
Parker was brave enough to admit that, after she was hired as president of the Halston Heritage line at the beginning of 2010, that she didn't really know what she was doing, had to learn a lot and would always be an actress first and foremost. However, her mentor at the company, Bonnie Takhar, left the label before Parker had been on for a year. Word is that the company is being prepped for a sale, something that would be more difficult with SJP still on board.
What do you think of this split? Do you think that well-dressed actresses should not be asked to run fashion empires? Is Gwen Stefani one of the few exceptions to that rule?