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Sarah Jessica Sounds Off on Her Accidental Fashion Faceoff

06/02/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

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Sarah Jessica Parker caused a stir when she strolled the red carpet for the New York premiere of Sex and the City in a dazzling metallic Nina Ricci gown. But it turns out it wasn’t the first time the dress had made a red-carpet run — something that was revealed to the star after the fact and is sending ripples through the fashion world. The actress tells the New York Times that although she was assured by the gown’s designer, Olivier Theyskens, that the dress had never been worn, it had in fact been photographed on socialite Lauren Santo Domingo at the Met ball gala less than a month earlier — with Theyskens himself as her escort. Most upsetting to Parker was the deception she feels was involved. “In the big picture, this is not important. But there is a relationship between the entertainment industry and fashion,” she explains of the unwritten code between stars and their designers. “Look, my affection for the dress hasn’t changed,” she says, “but what they did was so short-sighted. It’s just unethical and disappointing that they would allow the dress to be worn again. I just wish it had been handled differently and they had been straight about it.” Mario Grauso, the president of fashion for Puig (the parent company of Nina Ricci), tells the Times, “I’m upset that she’s upset.” Tell us: How would you feel if you were in SJP’s situation?

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Laura on

SJP needs to get over herself! It’s just a dress and not a really decent one either! She’s just not that important in the scheme of things and neither is that fugly dress she wore.

Randi on

I wouldn’t care, but i have some friends who would whine about it if i had the same “anything” as them. It’s petty and shalow, so someone else has as good of tatse as you, get over it.

sasha on

OMIGOD!!! I WOULD BE SOO PISSED ESPECIALLY SINCE LINDSEY LOHAN ALSO WORE THE DRESS!!!
http://www.people.com/people/lindsay_lohan/photos/0,,20006693_20465824,00.html

Michelle on

Ok, so the biggest thing Sarah Jessica Parker has to worry about is whether or not anyone has worn a dress before her? How completely self-centered and arrogant she sounds. I hope she’s really not THAT shallow.

Stephanie on

Liar, liar, pants on fire!
SJP rules!
Girl power!
You go Sarah.
I bet that designer lost business after this!

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