When Halston signed on Sarah Jessica Parker in an executive role at its diffusion label, Halston Heritage, her credentials included wearing lots of fashionable clothing in real-life, and playing a fashion-obsessed clotheshorse on Sex and the City, but not any formal design training -- Parker was accordingly humble in her approach, candidly expressing her lack of experience and willingness to learn.
A little over a year later, it seems the partnership that started to earnestly has quietly, and suddenly, come to a close: According to a profile of the actress in the August issue of Vogue, the actress is no longer working on Halston Heritage at all. In the article, the news is mentioned almost in passing:
"When Sex and the City, to her own surprise, made her a fashion star, she launched her own design label and perfumes, as well as signing on to run the Halston Heritage label, a relationship that recently came to an end."
In a WWD story posted today, the daily quotes sources as saying that the actress and Halston are "working on terminating the agreement," which adds another layer of mystery, as it's unclear whether the relationship actually is officially over at the present time.
That neither Halston nor SJP's camp ever made an official announcement raises some questions, namely: What, exactly, was she doing there? After all, as the Cut points out, the Vogue story had to have been filed some time ago. In fact, in a January cover story for Elle, Parker was still discussing how serious she was in the role.
Add to the mix the ambiguous "recently" timeframe, and it's unclear when Parker actually ended the partnership, in which she apparently also had a financial stake, though the last time we could find that she was spotted wearing the label was in early May.