Sarah Jessica Parker in Zac Posen

Posted on June 03, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2013 Alliance For Young Artists & Writers Benefit at Carnegie Hall in New York City in a Zac Posen dress paired with Roger Vivier pumps.

Zac Posen Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Marihenny Rivera Pasible

Roger Vivier Spring 2013 Bejeweled Pump




[Photo Credit: Getty,]

Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. Thank you!

  • crash1212

    Love that dress on her and love the shoe choice. Eye liner MUST go.

    • Pepper Collins


    • I must be getting used to that eye liner. I was thinking, not so bad this time. Arg.

      • MilaXX

        I think it’s a matter of everything else being nice enough to balance it out.

    • golden_valley

      Doesn’t she or her gays read this blog? We say no to the eyeliner every time she shows up.

    • Spicytomato1

      You took the words right out of my mouth. I’d also add that her hair looks great.

    • Hasn’t anyone told her that eyeliner on the inside makes eyes look smaller? For a red carpet look, she could wear soft blended liner below her eyes.

  • Carrieanno

    Does she know one of her sleeves looks like it’s been cut off?

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I can’t believe I missed that. I guess the boobs were too distracting. Those sleeves just weird on such a “normal” looking dress. She really, really, really needs to do something different with her make-up.

  • sleepycat

    gah this has to be most stereotypical farmer’s wife thing she has ever worn. I am beginning to question Zac Posen’s ability to make cute clothes in the recent rash of ugly things that have been worn of the red carpet

    • I’m with you.

      • 3boysful

        I’m with both of you. The dress is meh, the shoes are lovely (would be great with a LBD), but totally inappropriate for this. She needs a brighter lip. Eyes? I’m tired of typing it.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Make room, I’m with all three of you. That dress has GOT to go!

          • Allison Drury

            I’m over the micro-floral print trend in general. It seems to come back every 2-3 years and it screams 70s/80s to me. I could never pull this off due to my blond hair and ample rack which in this print scream “meet me at the haystacks in 5 for a quickie!” On SJP, it just looks bargain basement.

    • drdarke

      Grandma, are you hitting the town to cruise sailors in that get-up? The dress is alternately too dowdy (length, fabric) and too daring (Hey, get a load of my BOOBS!). The shoes just complete the look of Old Lady Fashion – and her face looks like a beige raccoon, only less interesting.

      Like I keep saying, WTF is Sarah Jessica Parker considered a style icon, anyway?

  • Synnamin

    Midwestern spring wedding, anyone?

    • Lori

      In 1987 or so. I think I owned this dress or it’s near relation then, minus the weird overlay thing, but I haven’t seen anyone around here wearing it lately.

      • MemHey

        Put it on a dumpster-diving urban homesteader or someone who “pops some tags” (i.e. Disney Channel demographic) and the dress is a go. Only works on actual farmers or folks too young to have worn it the first time.

  • Little_Olive

    Called for an open toe, darker shoe.

    I can’t even with the hair and eyeliner. Bitch, please.

    • OrigamiRose

      It’s much lighter than usual, though. Baby steps!

  • Head to toe, no.

  • lizajane1776

    Almost. The shoes are terrible and the dress should be a couple inches shorter and then I would have loved it.

    • Fordzo

      The shoes look like they were dyed-to-match some other dress. Mother of the bride shoes.

  • Why do the ladystars keep wearing Zac Posen?! There’s ALWAYS something wrong. That’s a 1930’s, dust bowl-era print if I’ve ever seen one. The skirt just looks limp on SJP, and why the f*$% did someone have to go and mess with the sleeve? And it’s too long. And the shoes don’t go. And her makeup is doing horrible things to her eyes.

    OK, I’m done now.

    • 3boysful

      This is one of those comments you want to click “Like” about 1000 times.

      • Thanks. 🙂 It’s the end of the day and I’m feeling rant-y.

      • kimiakay

        Me also. Also the boob area just seems wrong with this dress, or maybe just wrong for her. There simply must be other people besides us PUF that are so tired of that hair. Why why why won’t she give it up? It calls attention to that horrible eye makeup. Sheesh.

    • JasmineAM

      This looks just like the dress in the “Migrant Mother” photograph from the Depression.

  • PrunellaV

    That dress is early-90s Elaine Benis.

    • Spicytomato1

      Totally! Yet it doesn’t bother me for some reason. Maybe I’ve been seeing too many pantless ensembles…demure and semi-dated seems somehow refreshing.

  • MilaXX

    I like this look. It’s not her usual OTT look, but everything fits. Minor quibbles: the hair while healthy looking should not be parted down the middle and I’m not crazy about the eyeliner or the wonky sleeve.

    • Guest


  • I hate this look head-to-toe, BUT, why have the alteration done to the one sleeve, and then wear a hairstyle that obscures the other sleeve? They created something that’s supposed to show some sort of visual interest, and then hide it. It bugs.

    • Fordzo

      I don’t think the left sleeve is altered – I think it’s flipped up and no one told her. The fashion equivalent of when my chihuahua’s ear flips inside-out.

      • Maybe, but I find that really hard to believe.

        • Fordzo

          Maybe a bird pooped on her shoulder (effing NYC pigeons) and this is how they hid it.

      • Anniebet

        I think Fordzo is right… you can see the edge of the sleeve fabric that’s upsided itself over the “strap”. I think.

  • teensmom99

    Those shoes belo g to another outfit. And sweetie, you”ll be surprised by how much younger you”ll look when you cut off inches of your hair.

  • Fordzo

    I’d really like to see how she looks, just once, without the eyeliner on her lower lids. Just to see how it looks!!!

    I like the lip color.

    • MilaXX

      Agree, it would open her eye up but not overwhelmed like it does when she does the top and bottom.

  • majorbedhead

    That eyeliner. I know it’s been bemoaned many a time here on TLo, but it makes her look like she’s nearsighted and squinting like hell so she can see where she’s going. The dress is just depressing. Am I the only one seeing some sort of flap on her right hip? Is that me or my screen or the dress? Because if it’s the dress, what the everloving fuck is it?

    She can be so pretty when she steps away from her usual parted-down-the-middle-hair and overdone eye liner.

    • No, there’s some sort of overlay on the sides of the dress. It’s not you.

  • LipstickForPigs

    What is this, dust-bowl chic? Meh

  • demidaemon

    I wish the hem on this was shorter by about an inch (just below the knee at least), but she otherwise looks pretty fab and event appropriate.

  • Anniebet

    Does that dress really call for jeweled buckle shoes? Too casual for it, IMO. I do like the dress a lot though. Definitely Christina Hendricks territory.

    • Can you imagine the babyheads if CH tried to wear that bodice though?!! She’d be feeding teenagers.

    • MaryMitch

      I don’t like the shoes with this dress, but what really bugs me is the pigeon toed stance. I just want to yell at her to stand up like an adult, not a little girl that needs to pee.

  • Qitkat


  • Heather

    Got that same dress at tj maxx in 1994. Got the shoes at Baker’s in 1986. Sorry, SJP.

  • Jackie4g

    I love the fashions of the 1930s so it follows that I like this dress and all its historical references – the floaty fabric, the petalled print, the sheer overlay, the godets built into the skirt, and the longer length. I like the soft blue shoes, too. I think the general consensus on the eyeliner under the eye making for a squinty look and the unflattering center parted locks is correct. In defense of the soft and pretty look, it has a timeless quality. It’s always feminine.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    I actually really like the neckline of that dress, but the way her hair is draped over one shoulder totally ruins the effect. The pattern looks like my Grandma Ely’s potholders.

  • Celeste

    Are the babyheads new?!?

  • BrooklynBomber

    Gad, that’s an ugly dress.

  • nannypoo

    Less eyeliner, more lipstick, a less ugly dress, an actual hairstyle and better shoes and she would have nailed it.

    • alyce1213

      Simple, really.

  • Yes, the dress has a “Grapes of Wrath” vibe, and it’s a bit too long, but still pretty. The shoes are much too bridal, and, oy, the eyeliner…

  • pattycap11

    it’s kind of pretty but seems really dated, esp. at that length…

  • Girls4Sets2

    My daughter is squealing upstairs that an event she attended rated a TLo entry (she is a very dedicated BK). We were there–one of my fourteen-year-olds earned a Silver Medal for Writing–and Zac Posen received an Alumni Achievement Award, which explains the dress she wore. I, too, was stunned by the babyheads, given the event was for seventh-to-twelfth grade Art and Writing medalists, but SJP’s speech was very poignant, and thus we forgive her that eyeliner and babyheads…

  • jmorino08

    What? No! This is like an SJP cadaver-dummy dress-up doll! Mirrors people! Mirrors!!

  • Imasewsure

    Kind of washed out but cute

  • Anathema_Device

    Gunne Sax Outlet. South of Market, San Francisco. Circa 1980.

  • quiltrx

    That’s a pretty dress, but it looks like her tits don’t care for it and are trying to escape. Especially her left one.
    And, for the millionth time….you may keep the eyeliner OR the squint…not both.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Please, oh please, get a new make-up gay! That eyeliner must GO.

  • PeaceBang

    SJP with BABY HEADS? I dislike everything from head to toe but the pigeon-toe pose irritates me the most for some strange reason. I have those same shoes in apricot. I got them for $12 years ago at a TJ Maxx or somewhere. I guess I’ll keep them now.

  • Mona_Visa

    Cinderella’s stepmother called and she wants her evil stare back. And how did someone as savvy as SJP leave the house with her tits so akimbo?

  • I like the shoes. I like her.

    I dont’ like the dress. I don’t like the eyeliner. Seriously, talk about launching a kickstarter campaign – a petition – something!

  • Noelle_H

    I think she looks quite lovely. I’d like the dress a few inches shorter, and I’m not crazy about the satin-y-ness of the pumps, but overall this is a pretty, soft look for her. I think her left sleeve is just flipped up and her stylist missed it.

  • blueberrypanckae

    Bridesmaids shoes!

  • Those asymmetrical sleeves make me think of a dog with one ear folded backwards. I just want to fix it, give her a squeeze and send her on her way.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      I feel like she and her stylist played “Rolled up or left down?” on the sleeves until they saw they were running late and ran out the door without realizing they hadn’t made a decision one way or the other and the sleeve was left rolled up. (The dress on the model has both sleeves so I have to assume it was a styling choice, not a design one.)

  • AndreaSkates

    It’s too monochrome. The dress looks gorgeous on the runway model’s darker skin, but both the dress and SJP look totally washed out in this timid print on a background that’s the same beige as her skin.

  • Ediths_Head

    I can see that Zac can really construct a dress; why do they always seem wrong? This fabric is awful and the weird fading or overlay over the bust and down the sides makes it even worse. Like she’s wearing an old bra/slip over an ugly old dress. But, like I said, it fits and is supporting her (perhaps a bit too enthusiastically up top), so why can’t he make a good looking garment? I mean he gave up with just one sleeve left to go! Did she get this from a reject pile left in the rain?

    Also, the shoes, while gorgeous, are really wrong with the bra/slip/farmer’s daughter frock.

    • Beverly Kozma

      Oh, crap. I hadn’t noticed the missing sleeve. That’s awful. I wish designers would give up on this type of “innovation.”

  • cmb123

    the youth of the dress ages her face. it’s a pretty dress but it is not her dress

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Love the shoes, love the boobs. The dress is WAY too “Little House on the Prairie Goes Sexy Tight”.

    And yes, the eyeliner makes her eyes look WAY too small. She’s about my age, and I find that what’s far less aging in Eyelinerland is this – skip the liner on the lower lids, and for god’s sake, stop lining the inner rim! Switch to a) a pencil for easier softening of the line, and switch to b) charcoal for a much softer look than black. UPPER lids only! This has been brought to you by a Fellow Lady of a Certain Age Who’s Always Up For Sharing Anti-Aging Tricks – trust me.

  • Clydette Wantland

    I’ll take those shoes and throw away the dress.

  • Fifi LaRoux

    I’m pretty sure I wore this dress to my 8th grade promotion in 1996. Minus the cleavage of course.

  • ConnieBV

    Was she reaching into the toilet to extract her engagement ring after her toddler threw it in just to hear the plop? WTF, sleeve?

  • I look at this dress and think it looks similar to something I used to have–when I was in my early twenties! This is a dress for GIRL not a woman.

    I’ll continue to say that I hate one-sleeve dresses. I’m disappointed in Zac Posen as well.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I never realized how much SJP resembles Bette Midler till these photos.

    • Damien W

      Same doctor mebbe?

  • Lisa_Co

    Love the dress on the model but not SJP. It doesn’t fit right, somehow. And the shoes look bridal:(

  • shelley514

    Why does SJP insists on rimming her eyes in black eyeliner? It makes her look downright demonic in photos. Someone please tell her to stop.

  • shelley514

    That dress is only appropriate for the Kentucky Derby or a bridal/baby shower.

  • librarygrrl64

    Hair and makeup are doing her no favors. 🙁