When you play the ever-so iconic Carrie Bradshaw for over 20 years, you’re bound to pick up her lavish fashion sense — and that’s exactly what happened to Sarah Jessica Parker. The Sex and the City star arrives in style wherever she goes, especially during fashion’s biggest night. With every year she attends, Parker arrives at the Met Gala with a gown that makes her look like an ornate goddess.
Nearly every year since the late 1940s, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute holds a fundraising gala called the Met Gala. With the Met Gala comes a slew of money for charity and a plethora of swoon-worthy ensembles. After months of waiting, the next Met Gala is just around the corner. On May 2, we’ll see our favorite stars arrive in lavish costumes that embody the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”
From her dazzling Alexander McQueen gowns to lavish headpieces, Parker knows how to embody every single unique theme. In honor of the upcoming Met Gala, let’s look at the most iconic outfits Parker has worn to the Met Gala over the years. And let’s cross our fingers that she’ll arrive for the 2022 one as well!
See the photos below!
2006: “Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion”
For the 2006 Met Gala theme “Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion,” who could forget Sarah Jessica Parker’s Alexander McQueen tartan gown? he actually arrived at the Met Gala with Alexander McQueen himself, who rarely arrived to red carpet events. She told Vogue, “It wasn’t a fun night. It was, but it wasn’t. Because I was so nervous. I just wanted him to be okay.”
2010: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”
Sarah Jessica Parker looked like an angel when she arrived at the 2010 Met Gala in this iridescent, flowing Halston gown that was meant to symbolize ’70s fashion.
2011: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”
A year after her friend Alexander McQueen’s passing, the Met Gala theme honored him by naming the night “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Sarah Jessica Parker arrived in a beaded Alexander McQueen gown.
2012: “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”
For the unique 2012 theme “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the Met Gala in this stunning, floral gown from Valentino.
2013: “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”
For the 2013 Met Gala themed “Punk: From Chaos to Couture,” Sarah Jessica Parker went all out. For the big night, Parker arrived in a pink, gold, and black Giles Deacon dress and tall Philip Treacy headpiece.
2014: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”
This snapshot of Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala needs to be framed. For the theme “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” she arrived in a monochromatic, silk gown from Oscar de la Renta.
2015: “China: Through the Looking Glass”
Who could forget Sarah Jessica Parker’s insanely intricate ensemble at the 2015 Met Gala: “China: Through the Looking Glass?” She arrived in an H&M gown she collaborated on for the occasion along with an ornate dragon-inspired headpiece from Philip Treacy.
2016: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”
Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the Met Gala again in style with bestie Andy Cohen next to her. For the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” Parker wanted to focus on the not electronic part of technology for the occasion. So instead of arriving in a techno-themed, silver gown, she arrived in a unique white Monse ensemble.
2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”
For her most iconic and elaborate look yet, Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the 2018 Met Gala gold and red-hearted gown from Dolce & Gabbana with a matching headpiece.
2022: “Gilded Glamour”
For the latest Met Gala, Sarah Jessica Parker wowed in this black-and-white ball gown from Christopher John Rogers and a matching headdress.
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