Sarah Jessica Parker's Stylish New Job: Museum Tour Guide!

04/23/2010 at 05:40 PM ET

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First Halston came knocking on her door, and now New York’s world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art is recruiting Sarah Jessica Parker for her style expertise. The museum has asked the tastemaker to record an audio guide for their Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, reports WWD. And with 2010’s theme being “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” Sarah Jessica seems a natural choice. “Because of Sex and the City, she is so much associated with New York and with America, and with using fashion as a way to shape identity,” says Andrew Bolton, the institute’s curator, of choosing their new virtual tour guide. The new exhibit, which will explore perceptions of the American woman from the 1890s to the 1940s, will open on May 5. For more information on the Costume Institute check out MetMuseum.org. Tell us: What do think of Sarah Jessica’s newest gig?

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Jess on

Who would have thought that would happen?

Janette on

Who wants to hear SJP’s voice while walking through a museum? One word: ridiculous.

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A Roper on

I can’t help but wonder… will it be Sarah Jessica Parker’s voice we hear, or will it be Carrie Bradshaws’??

Elizabeth on

I think that’s great! I’d love to go see it! And I’d rather hear her voice, someone is truly a fashion icon, especially for NYC to do it rather than a random female voice.

Marl on

The absolutely right choice…..for all the reasons stated. Why the snide remarks…?

Debbie on

SJP is fashion, and is New York City! She is the perfect choice! I think she has classic ageless beauty, and anyone who takes the tour will be lucky! Me, living in Colorado will never get the chance. :(

Jade on

Great choice. I love Sarah, she is a class act.

sharon on

How nice for Sarah that she can contribute to something so worthy; I am sure she is thrilled. I, for one, will listen to her next time I am in NYC visiting my daughter!

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LB on

Speaking as a 27 year old art history major who loves Sex in the City – I think it’s awesome! Go get ‘em!

Genevieve on

That’s is awesome! She has a perfect voice for the job! I hope I can find an excuse to go to NYC soon!

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Harley on

While I may not always like everything she wears, I think it’s pretty cool. They chose someone who has a good voice for narration and is easily identified by multiple generations as a style icon. It makes good, solid sense to me why they chose her and not some random woman off the street.

Kathy Symthe on

Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress who played the role of someone who wore outrageous outfits. The Met could have done better picking someone with a true knowledge of fashion. It’s located in the middle of NYC with access to so much talent. Would you ask Marge Simpson to play Lady Macbeth? I expect a better choice from one of the greatest art museums in the world.

Esther on

Janette, I do wanna hear Jessica’s voice in the museum.

ceph on

that sounds good….sjp as a tour guide…that can boost the museum’s already popular image…..i just love carrie bradshaw!

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tasha on

totally and just going because of SJP!!!!!!

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I really love Jessica Parker she makes me inspired thanks for sharing.

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