Rebecca Gonsalves: Like a canvassing politician, SJP wants to show she’s rolled up her sleeves to knuckle down to the serious business of shoe design.
Mike Higgins: Whacky layering, part one: is that plunging open shirt a bold act of neckline self-sabotage? Or a bit of a mess?
Rebecca: Girlish red lace is a strange match with the casual shirt; this is the sort of ensemble you cobble together when the airline loses your luggage.
Mike: You can see the white shirt and the grey tights through the lace – but I feel mean pointing it out, as the dress is pretty.
Rebecca: Parker’s flogging a footwear line, so perhaps she thought nobody would notice what she has on above the ankles – they’re nice, but not magic.
Mike: Whacky layering, part two: strap vs tights, to complete an outfit that’s been bickering with itself top to toe.
Rebecca: As Carrie Bradshaw knows, bizarre but brilliant ensembles aren’t that easy to pull off. Nor are sheer grey footless tights.
Mike: But it works! No lingering on those cadaverous-looking pins, just carry on down to the stars of the show.