It is most impolite to talk disfavourably on someone’s looks, but when those looks are the means to that person’s fortune I reckon they’re fair game.
Sarah Jessica Parker is not at all attractive, not even in an over produced perfume ad like this. If anyone could be reasonably compared to a horse, that person would be Sarah Jessica Parker.
And yet — and here lies the mystery — Sarah Jessica Parker is upheld as a vision of beauty to which women should aspire.
I suspect the answer lies in her girl’s girl Sex and the City persona. To be wordly wise in that girly way is something aspirational, yet apparently attainable. Her unattactiveness becomes an asset in this context: ‘if she can make it as a top model, then so can I!’
Uploaded by mobile phone to Stephen Newton’s diary of sorts