Sunday, June 01, 2008

SATC dress fiasco

Sarah Jessica Parker was promised that the dress she wore (Nina Ricci) for the New York premiere of Sex and the City had never been worn before...! She was lied to! And speaking out too.

The dress has been worn previously by Lauren Santo Domingo with Oliver as her date to the Met Gala earlier this year:

She is not taking it lying down, either. She says to the NY times:

“In the big picture, this is not important, but there is a relationship between the entertainment industry and fashion. We’ve watched sales dwindle and we’ve watched people be less inclined to spend money on clothes.”

To Parker, these are reasons for companies to take particular care with their relationships. “Look, my affection for the dress hasn’t changed,” she said, “but what they did was so short-sighted. It’s just unethical and disappointing that they would allow the dress to be worn again.”

Parker says she remarked to Theyskens during the fitting that she was surprised the dress hadn’t been worn before. He assured her it hadn’t.

“He didn’t say, ‘Well, actually I just escorted Lauren down the red carpet at the Met.’ ” said Parker, adding, “I just wish it had been handled differently and they had been straight about it.”

Normally, a dress worn twice is not such a big deal for red carpets, but as SATC is all about the fashion, we would have expected a one of a kind for Ms. Parker.