Sarah Jessica Parker proves that beauty comes in every age in Vogue’s latest cover story

Published November 8, 2021, 7:11 PM

by John Legaspi

The ‘Sex and the City’ star hits on ‘misogynist chatter’ about women of age in her latest interview

As a new chapter of the cult classic “Sex and the City” unfolds with the coming of “And Just Like That” revival series, lead star Sarah Jessica Parker graces the cover of American Vogue’s December 2021 issue and talks about the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, while presenting great fashions fit for New York’s most famous sex columnist.

“The world of Carrie and her friends has always been about coming home, and I felt like we needed that right now,” she says.

Sarah Jessica Parker (Photographed by Dan Jackson for Vogue)

For the cover, shot by photographer Dan Jackson, Sarah serves a ball gown moment wearing Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown. Remember the bluebird headdress at Carrie’s wedding? The actress recreates it with a couture spin with a Valentino feathered hat in champagne. And what is Carrie without quirky prints and pairings? To bring them to life, the 56-year-old star hit the streets of New York wearing vibrant combos of Alexander McQueen and Christopher John Rogers, Chanel and Dior, and Libertine and Fendi.

Apart from the amazing fashion and the upcoming series, to premiere in December, Sarah also talks about aging in Hollywood and how it is more difficult for female actors than men.

“There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man.,” she says in the interview. “Gray hair, gray hair, gray hair. Does she have gray hair? I’m sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it OK for him? I don’t know what to tell you people!”

Sarah is talking about a photo of her that went viral in July. In the photo, she is rocking a gray and having lunch with friends and TV host Andy Cohen.

“It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better,” she continues. “I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”

Double standards for women in Hollywood go way back to its early beginnings. Today, women in the creative field continue to fight and rewrite the rules of what is beautiful and empowering for women on and off the screens. And with Sarah’s return as Carrie Bradshaw, she is definitely not ready to disappear.

Read the full feature here.