SJP is wearing Mary Katrantzou because — and this is awesome — Parker, as one of the New York City Ballet’s board of directors, had the brainwave to ask major designers to design pieces for the ballet, and Katrantzou is one of the designers in question (as is Sarah Burton for McQueen, Carolina Herrera, and Thom Browne). Which is extremely cool. And I recognize that this dress is full-on nutty, but I weirdly sort of like it. I can’t. Don’t hate me:
Yes, it could literally be a costume from Game of Thrones and it could also be inspired by a REALLY fantastic holiday table runner or a seriously dramatic front door (possibly a front door or a table runner from Game of Thrones, honestly. This fall, at Pier One!), but I sort of dig it. Can’t you just see her sweeping in to have potentially poison tea with Cersei Lannister while wearing this? I mean, it’s SJP, so she would be playing some fundamentally sympathetic person who is only trying to help, which means that Cersei would end up pushing her out a window at the end or something, but she’d look impressive before that happened, anyway, and it would be fun synergy for HBO to get her back on-screen for a little bit. I’m just saying: There are possibilities here.
What say you?