Sarah Jessica Parker is designing a collection for Manolo Blahnik
Carrie Bradshaw’s ultimate dream may finally come true.
Fifteen years after she graced our television screens as the beloved sex columnist in Sex and the City, real life Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker is officially launching her first footwear collection for Manolo Blahnik.
It should come as no surprise, given Parker’s inextricable link to shoes. “In a silly way, I think it’s what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw,” Parker once told Vogue. “Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes, and by default I learned an enormous amount.”
According to British Vogue, Parker looked to “great old-school labels like Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon” as inspiration for her collection. Bringing her own flair to the design table, she will be offering “something different” that will reflect her personal taste. She expresses, “We’re putting new colours together that people don’t typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet. And in terms of bags, thinking about that period of the Seventies into the Eighties, what those women were carrying, taking away the bells and the whistles and hardware and really making it about the bag.” And the best part? Her whole collection might not put a huge dent in your bank account. The SJP collection will feature elegant pumps and flats that will range from $200 to $300, with bags around $700.
Produced in Europe and New York City, the SJP collection will arrive in the U.S. early next year, exclusively sold through Nordstrom.