In our February issue (on newsstands Tuesday, January 21), the unabashedly shoe-obsessed Sarah Jessica Parker gives fellow sole sister Gayle King a walking tour of her new line of fabulous footwear. Check out our sneak peek of their conversation below!
Sarah Jessica Parker on the heel height of SJP, her first foray into shoes:
“These heels are high, but not like you’re on stilts. There’s nothing sexy about not being able to walk.”
On the price point ranging from just under $200 to just under $500 a pair:
“Those are hard-earned bucks so I really tried to give women beautiful silhouettes and colors and excellent quality for their money. I didn’t want to do anything that says, ‘Oh, these shoes are 2014.’ I want my shoes to be a part of the world for a long time to come.”
On the thin touch of grosgrain ribbon on each shoe:
“The thing is, when I was growing up, we really didn’t have two nickels to rub together, but my mother always made sure that my sisters and I had two grosgrain ribbons in our hair. The rule was that we ironed them every single morning. We even had a special bureau dedicated to hair ribbons. I have them for my own daughters now, and my nieces wear them too. The grosgrain ribbons make SJP’s really identifiable to others and really personal to me.”
George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik USA on how this collection came to be:
“Sarah called me and said she’d been thinking a lot about shoes. Before she could finish that sentence, I said, ‘Be in my office tomorrow morning.'”
The collection, with shoe prices ranging from $195 to $485 and bags $375 and under, will be available exclusively at Nordstrom starting February 28th.