Red Carpet Family Division: The Parker-Brodericks

Posted on June 26, 2013

That is one well-dressed/adorable family, we have to say:


Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and James Wilkie attend the press night for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the Theatre Royal in London. Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress from the Resort 2014 collection paired with a Fendi bag and black pumps.

Marc Jacobs Resort 2014 Collection

James Wilkie is dressed more stylishly than about 95% of male A-list stars. His mother is SJP. Can anyone say they’re surprised? She, for her part, looks freaking fabulous. That is NOT an easy dress to pull off, but it looks spectacular on her. Love the bag, too. It’s an unusual choice. Matthew is… well bless his heart, he’s keeping up, isn’t he?



[Photo Credit: Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images,]

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  • They look great together, I love the son’s suit, and SJP hasn’t looked that great in what feels like YEARS. I wonder how they would’ve dressed the twins had they come! (ETA holy crap this is the first time I’ve EVER been the first Bitter Kitten to comment! WHOOO for unemployment! ;D)

    • nyll18

      I love your icon! GWS for the win!

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Not digging the flat-ironed hair (I still hold out hope she’ll go back to her mid/late-90s curls) but that dress is fan-freaking-tastic. Little James is quite the dapper gent.

  • MoHub

    Wish Matthew hadn’t dyed his hair. He was greying rather nicely.

    • Betsy

      Probably dyed for his part in The Producers. He plays a YOUNG guy in that. So gray hair not appreciated, there.

      • Kristin McNamara

        What’s this news about The Producers? Is that coming back to bway? I hadn’t heard that. Or did you maybe mean his show that just closed: Nice Work If You Can Get It? I saw that a few months ago, and it was wonderful! And I believe his character was supposed to be fairly young in that too. (Or at least.. younger than his actual age haha)

  • MoHub

    Young James FTW!

    • Betsy

      (I know I’m old, but what does FTW mean? I know what WTF means, but not the reverse.)

      • Perigee

        For the win.

        • TheAmericaness

          Having grown up (and left, thank god) fundamental christianity – I thought people were saying “For the word” , especially when gaming. Really confused me…..

  • Jessica Freeman

    She looks so much better when she curtails her over use of black eye-liner. The bag is not working for me. Her boys, are freaking adorable.

    • Darva Sutra

      Yes, thanking Baby Jesus for her having laid off lining the inner rims right now! That ALONE makes her look fresher and more lovely.

  • SugarSnap108

    I like how father and son have their ties equally askew. That’s just adorkable.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Amazing dress. I wonder if SJP was banking on the red reflections from the carpet.

  • filmcricket

    She looks freaking fantastic. I covet that dress and the bag. Well-played, lady. Is Matthew playing Willy Wonka? Is his career now about re-interpreting roles Gene Wilder made famous?

    • formerlyAnon

      There are worse career arcs. (Sad as that is.)

  • NC_Meg

    They do look great, especially SJP. About the event, though…is Matthew Broderick in the show?

  • FlyoverFi

    Her hair is screaming out for a conditioning treatment.

  • Lizzy

    In her the red carpet is reflecting on her dress and looks like 2 eyes on her boobs and lips on her tummy.

  • Diego!

    I’m back bitches!!! (????) On the note: They look lovely!!! Where are the twins? Did they leave the girls at home? She is stunning in that dress! It makes her look way younger. Keep wearing this kind of dresses SJP! James is adorable and Mathew… well, he is Mathew 😛

    • AnaRoW

      The twins are 3. They’re probably not ready to sit through a stage show. She looks younger but her hands and feet look like they belong on a 80 year old woman.

      • Diego!

        Really? Triplex? I thought they were twins! LOL xD And I agree on her hands and feet. That’s the problem of working out a lot and being skinny as a stick 🙁

  • Matthew Davie

    Her feet scare me. #toomuchyoga

  • Perigee

    Wow, she looks so much younger without the heavy black liner! Spectacular is the word for SJP, and the boys are adorbs.

  • marlie

    I love SJP’s dress. LOVE. It looks fabulous on her, it fits perfectly, and it’s visually interesting without being too fussy or overdone. Plus, her hair and makeup are nice and simple. James Wilkie looks FANTASTIC. This kid is putting most of the boystars to shame, including his dad. Matthew, with that suit and tie, looks like he just got back from filming Mad Men (he’s a background “office drone” character).

  • Le_Sigh

    I love that it looks like she has STUFF in her bag!

  • I like her dress but I think it’s because it looks like a bellydance Saidi dress. The kid’s cute. Is he going to castings yet?

    • RebeccaKW

      He looks a lot like his dad. He should star in a movie about Ferris Bueller in elementary school.

  • She’s so shiny, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It doesn’t feel like a daytime dress to me though. And yes, she dressed her boys very well.

  • MaggieMae

    Girl is making that dress SING. The family is tots adorbs.

  • Danielle L

    I love when they go out together. They’re so precious!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    That dress is…much. But she looks great. Their son is really a cutie – reminds of a young Michael J Fox, no?

  • Tracy_Flick

    She looks better than she’s looked in a long time. That dress is fab, and she’s toned down the round-the-eye thick black eyeliner. The kid is adorable, as is Broderick of course.

  • stubbornthoughts

    What a fabulous dress for the occasion! The whole fam looks dressed for fun and riches. As I sit here admiring them in my recently purchased TJ Maxx jersey tank top and Marshall’s bought Guess skinny jeans.

  • maggiemaybe

    James Wilkie is KILLING me! <3

  • mini_d

    I love that SJP is dressed like a big ol’ golden ticket at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premiere!

  • beebee10

    awwww even the bitterest kittens will swoon at them! lovely.

  • carnush

    She is smokin’! Adorable kid.

  • lisaepc

    Just glad little man FINALLY had a hair cut…justsayin’

  • MilaXX

    James Wilkes suit fits him to a T. The whole family looks great. LOVE SJP’s outfit, then again I prefer her more toned down looks. I guess the girls were considered too young for the play.

  • Ashleigh

    that dress looks WAY better on SJP. damn

    • marlie

      I just went back and looked… They did a TERRIBLE job of fitting and photographing that dress on the model.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Her dress & Matt’s tie: someone had her eye on the details…and James Wilkie is adorable but I’m wondering: any little kid that has to dress like that at his age…where does he go from there? Tats & piercings at 13? Hmmmm

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Not always….my husband grew up in 50’s New York with a very social mother and we have childhood pictures of him at the Copacabana and the like, in tie and sport coat, perfectly groomed, shoes shined, hair slick. He became a man with a love and appreciation for quality clothing and attention to his appearance – in a good way. So you never know….

  • Rand Ortega

    James Wilkie (love that name) is 1 stylish young cat. I wonder he puts his looks together or does Mom help. SJP is working that frock like it owes her rent. I, too, miss her curls & wish she’d take them back. Matthew looks quintessentially New York.

  • zenobar

    In accord with the commenters who approve of the lighter hand with the dark liner – Yes, how much lovelier both she and her eyes look without the crazy eyeblackening! (Had to go and relate, because as I’ve become more firmly ensconced in my 40’s I’ve had to admit that I look far, far younger with less eyeliner. And I am a woman who LOVES to rock a smokey eye.)

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Just wait until you’re in your fifties – you look in the mirror and your usual dependable make-up routine – you suddenly, shockingly realize – makes you look like Whatever Happened To Baby Jane.

      But when I’m 80 I’m thinking I might go the Louis Nevelson route and screw it….

  • decormaven

    Oh, James Wilkie is making my heart sing- that’s the way to dress, men. Whole family is turned out nicely- happy sigh.

  • LuisaNL

    SJP looks KILLAH. I don’t love the dress or the bag but she is making it WORK! I covet her hair color.
    The boys both look adorable.

  • cowper

    Is “resort” now a euphemism for “red carpet”? She seems overdressed compared to the rest of her family.

    • demidaemon

      It’s supposedly a euphemism for summer. Take that how you will.

  • Shawn EH

    On Mad Men, Matthew would be taking the Harry Hamlin wild card role, maybe?

  • AutumnInNY

    Cute kid. That pose of hers always strikes me as odd, with her feet pointing in.

  • Krysta

    SJP’s makeup seems to have changed from her usual use-up-the-whole-pencil eyeliner. YAY.

  • twocee

    I think that’s the best I’ve seen SJP look in a long time.

  • Julie Parr

    She isn’t doing the undereye liner as heavily here and looks a TON better. Normal, even.

  • melanie0866

    I sure do wish she’s stop parting her hair in the middle. It’s just not flattering.

  • Julie Chase

    Good lord that is an adorable child.

  • crash1212

    She looks fabulous. What great family picture. That kit is adorable.

  • Ceur

    She looks amazing. And I just learned from the first photo that a husband with large hands accentuates the waist even better than belts! I hate belts, so all I need now is a husband with large hands.

  • pattie capet

    that is one amazingly-dressed child.

  • formerlyAnon

    That the son IS better dressed than most adults on the red carpet is the first thing I thought. Matthew Broderick, who always had cute dad tendencies, is looking very dad-ish. Well done as group. But then, I have always had an irrational desire that they be a happy and healthily functioning family. The parents just seem like such “normal” people for driven, rich celebrities & actors.

  • greyhoundgirl

    She looks so good–much less tense and gaunt than she usually does. I agree with those who attribute some of that to softer make up.

  • ailujailuj

    gawd – Kid looks EXACTLY like SJP & Matty combined into one person. I love that.

  • LuluinLaLa

    With the red white and blue tie, Matthew looks like he just stepped out of your Mad Style post.

  • I LOVE her dress. Especially the little tie detail at the base of the neckline, which for some reason I’m obsessed with in the best way – you’d think it’d make it too busy, but it’s just the right size and shape to set off her bust and neckline.

    I always forget she’s married to Matthew Broderick – he looks like a young, pre-douche Harry Crane.
    I feel like every picture he’s in, he’s gathering his family around himself for protection.

  • Sara__B

    That is one cute kid.

  • I shouldn’t invest much thought in the marriages of others, especially celebs, but I’ve always liked both of them and hope they do well together.

  • DilettanteDeconstructed

    They couldn’t have photoshopped that little piece of whatever that was on the ground? It looks like toilet paper that got stuck to her shoe, and it’s making me twitch.

  • kimiakay

    The only quibble I have here with her is that watch. The dress is fancy enough for her to have worn a bracelet or some piece of jewelry. The watch draws attention and that’s not a place she’d want people drawn to. The dress is great-look at that, not the watch.

  • nannypoo

    Matthew is cute and I don’t think anyone expects much of him stylewise, but that kid is setting the bar way way high for all the Hollywood offspring. He looks fabulous. They’re a cute family. I hope they’re as happy as they always look.

  • poggi

    She looks great, better than the model (who looks like she is wearing a fancy housecoat and slippers). Agree that the makeup here is working for her.

  • Pudgy Possum

    SJP hasn’t looked this fab since Sex and the City, perhaps. I have reservations about the bag, though (especially the thick strap).

  • Pennymac

    Agree to everything, Uncles. One more thing to add: She looks comfortable, too. Which is amazeballs considering that shes wearing a striped sequined dress, and looks more at east than the reclining model.

  • bellesprit

    I read this immediately after reading the Mad Style post. Before I realized what was happening I found myself studying their outfits in a different way: “The stripes in the ties and the stripes on the dress. The colors in the ties. The way the red of the carpet reflected in SJP’s dress links to the red in the ties. . .Wait! Wrong post for this. Real people here. SJP looks terrific. James Wilkie & Matthew adorable, each in his own way. Beautiful, happy family. Very sweet. hmmm. I wonder if Don & Megan will get back together. . .”

  • CatherineRhodes

    Jesus, what happened to Ferris Bueller?

  • katiessh

    i feel like the dress is a bit too tight- i hate when I can see stomach muscles. Urgh those shoes look like they’re killing her- so veiny

  • she looks great, but man–Old Lady Feet!

  • CeeQ

    Wow SJP looks amazing! This is obviously Carrie-drag but it is FABULOUS Carrie-drag =D hearts and love and good feelings!

    That kid is adorable, so is Matthew – I am loving this family event on the red carpet! One quibble….SJP’s watch is not really helping the look =D But whatevs! Good feelings still!

  • Anplica Fiore

    HER EYES! They look great!!

  • Lovely dress on SJP, but I found the red carpet reflecting on it distracting. Their son looks great.

  • Contralto

    She looks radiant in that second photo.

  • I don’t love the dress, but….

    The family looks beautiful. James Wilkie looks amazing!

  • She lost the black eyeliner on her lower lid!! OMG! She’s been listening to us.

    • librarygrrl64

      YES! THAT’S why she looks so fresh! Hallelujah!!!