The title is misleading, but we’ll get to that in a second.
There’s something odd about SJP’s style choices. Sure, she takes a lot of risks and there’s no doubting her deep love of fashion, but it seems to us she’s spent most of her forties dressing either too old or too young for her age.
Guess which one this is:
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2012 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center in a Valentino Couture gown paired with a VBH bag, Fred Leighton Jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Valentino Fall 2012 Couture Collection/Model: Lara Mullen (OUI)
Seriously, people. She looks like she’s attending a White House dinner in 1972. That’s pure, old school society matron right there. The hair is definitely not helping; especially the craft store flower she’s got tacked to her head.
But here’s the thing: This isn’t a case of “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress.” It’s “Girl, That’s Not Your Cape.” Because when she takes it off:
Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me’ Pump
She looks fine. Great, even. In fact, this dress alone, with a better hairstyle, would’ve gotten her a WERQ easily. But the sight of that magical cape that adds 40 years to her age is enough for us to arch an eyebrow, wag our fingers at her, and make disapproving tsking noises.
And nobody wants that, darlings.