Model Emily Sandberg can't stand Sarah Jessica Parker and to prove it, Emily dedicated an entire post on her blog to SJP and how she is not a style icon.
Here's the lengthy rant in its entirety:
How much money do you think the studios paid to put Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of Vogue? I'll tell you why I ask, I'd like to know how little Vogue is willing to accept to give Sarah Jessica Parker the credit that Patricia Fields deserves.
Sarah Jessica Parker is not the fashion icon Anna Wintour and all the other fashion business heads want you to believe. See? This is back when she made her own fashion decisions.
Remember when she did the exclusive $38 million multi-season artistic director contract for Gap? Remember the financial disaster that ensued and how quickly Gap dropped her? Remember how Gap had to go back to using and paying supermodels 1/10th of their day rate to reshoot that season's White Jean campaign because Sarah had been given the majority of the advertising budget? The brand returned to it's good financial standing because of this move. Models bailing out celebrities again.
Isn't it time to start paying models and stop wasting money chasing after US Weekly dollars?
It's cheap. It's lame. It's obvious. And fashion isn't any of those things.
It's also a complete lie. The public already knows most celebrities don't dress themselves. Please stop calling them icons when the only thing they've done to deserve the title is fit into the sample size of a dress a stylist picked off a runway that the artistic director of say, Versace, decided to put on the runway in the first place. Not only is a celebrity last in a long chain of creative decisions; most of them don't even decide what goes on their bodies, Sarah Jessica Parker being one of them.
The artistic directors and stylists that make these decisions for brands should be given the praise. For instance, Patricia Fields, who created SJP's look and got the ball rolling on her.
Sarah, please, please go back to squeaking at lacy Louboutins and man-childs who don't treat you right. I refuse to buy any more magazines with you on the cover promoting films.
Is anyone else annoyed?
Oh, and let me quickly answer the question on the cover: How does she do it?
She employs a small army of people.
Sounds to us like Emily's just a bitter out of work model that's in desperate need of attention.
[Image courtesy of Vogue.]
Tags: august 2011, august issue, blog, emily sandberg, patricia field, style icon