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It’s hard to think of Sarah Jessica Parker as anything but Met Gala MVP, but every legend has a sarah start. Here’s she is, pre-Carrie, at her first Met Gala in 1995 in a simple black velvet dress, giving no hint whatsoever of the extravagance she’d become known for. In the meantime, she wasn’t invited back to the Met gala for ten years. Since then, her outfits have been characterized by months of research. “I await the announcement and then fairly soon after begin my mental preparation,” she has said about her process.
Mother of Dragons
In a look that can be described as one part Medusa, one part Khaleesi, SJP stunned in fiery Philip Treacy headdress for the 2015 Met Gala, “China: Through the Looking Glass.” The sarah jessica parker style dresses 2017 dress, designed as a collaboration with H&M and the doyenne herself, sparked a number of conversations about the politics of the theme, as well as omelette memes with Rihanna.
Mad for Plaid
The theme for the 2006 Gala was “Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion.” In a clever nod to the British tendency towards both, SJP enlisted the late great Alexander McQueen as not only her date, but the designer of the one-shoulder dress that combined tartan, lace and tulle. It’s arguably the frock that made her a Met Gala heavyweight, and its since been considered one of the best dresses of all time for the event.
In a Giles Deacon gown, topper from forever-favorite milliner, Phillip Treacy, and a mean pair of plaid velvet high thigh Louboutin boots, Sarah Jessica Parker predictably turned the Met on its head with a brilliant interpretation the 2013 theme, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” A true student of fashion history, Parker's mohawk headpiece represents punk, but also harkens to plumes worn by Roman soldiers during war, a nod to chaos.
The 2014 Met Gala celebrated the under-appreciated American designer Charles James, and Sarah Jessica Parker channeled the master couturier by wearing a custom, duchesse satin Oscar de la Renta number. James was known for his billowing ball gowns, and not only did Parker follow suit, she did it with her signature twist, literally. “I said to Mr. De la Renta, please let me use scarlet embroidery thread and splash your name across the back. It was my idea.”
Years before Millennial pink dominated, Sarah Jessica Parker proved her sartorial prescience by wearing a blushing peach lamé Halston Heritage gown on the red carpet in 2010.
For the 2011 Met Gala, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” Parker chose a beaded champagne McQueen dress that was equally a tribute to the tailoring the designer had become famous for, and to him, as a close friend. The look was understated, high glamour, and endlessly classic.
Pretty in Pink
SJP quietly commanded the stage in 2012 in this unabashedly flowery and feminine number. Pink was conveniently the color of this particular evening, as it was a signature color of Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, the muse for that year’s Met Gala. Here, Parker dazzled in Valentino for “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.”
Ever the purist, the Met Gala MVP took the 2016 theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” in the most literal sense. For perhaps her most controversial Met Gala look to date, Parker donned a "Hamilton"-inspired trouser suit that left many divided as it was debated and discussed days after the Gala. Parker explained her look in T Magazine, writing, “What is technology?...We wanted it to be about the technology of thought, of application, of fabrication. The technology of the hand and the machine.”
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