Sarah Jessica Parker In Oscar de la Renta – 2014 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker In Oscar de la Renta - 2014 Met Gala

Event co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the first people to strike a pose on the red carpet at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday (May 5) in New York City.

The fashion superstar wore a delightfully dramatic custom Oscar de la Renta gown with peplum petals and elegant white gloves.

Sarah Jessica is one to watch at this event every year, because she really takes the theme to heart and plays up the drama. While this gown would have been hard to pull off on any other occasion, it is absolutely stunning and apropos for the night.

Smokey eyes and a unique double chignon are the perfect compliment to the striking look.

The back view is equally striking here, and Sarah Jessica’s hairstylist kept that in mind by adding floral accents to the back of her updo.

Thanks, Sarah Jessica for starting things off right!

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31 Responses to Sarah Jessica Parker In Oscar de la Renta – 2014 Met Gala

  1. Nuria May 8, 2014 at 06:30 #

    Can someone please tell Sarah that she’s not Grace Kelly?

  2. Amanda May 6, 2014 at 18:43 #

    I really love the back of this dress.

  3. Pedro May 6, 2014 at 12:44 #

    Queen SJP looks fantastic!

    I love the drama

  4. the dame May 6, 2014 at 09:44 #

    Love the back, HATE the front! The front looks ill fitting, her hair is weird, Hate the boring bodice, it looks like a fairy dress, the back is DRAMA and wonderful.

  5. Betelgeuze May 6, 2014 at 08:15 #

    The moment I’ve seen SJP and Bee Sheffer I knew that this will be a great night. The look from the back is the real stand-out here. J’adore.

  6. Dhppy May 6, 2014 at 07:16 #

    This is best saved for Disney theme night.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse May 6, 2014 at 03:52 #

    I get what she was going for, but the silhouette looks cheap and tack…a Barbie dress, not an homage to the beautiful architecture of Charles James’ designs.

  8. Joy May 6, 2014 at 02:40 #

    This is not good. This whole look reminds me of something a Disney villain would wear, especially with that hair style! Sorry I can’t get on board with this.

  9. Victoria May 6, 2014 at 02:31 #

    Ohhh the dress is branded, at the back. YUCK – so tacky!

  10. ph May 6, 2014 at 02:10 #

    So 90’s…In the bad sense.

  11. Isabella May 6, 2014 at 01:55 #

    For some reason this reminds me of Geena Davis’ awful 1992 Oscars dress. There’s just too much going on with this look.

  12. Ariel May 6, 2014 at 01:53 #

    I like the drama. That’s it.

  13. Parvati May 6, 2014 at 01:26 #

    I’m not usually a fan of her style, but here, she looks fantastic! I love how dramatic this gown is and I also like the hairstyle. It’s the MET Gala, it’s go big or go home, so I think she’s already one of the best dressed of the night.

    • dee May 6, 2014 at 01:29 #

      I agree.

    • Tori May 6, 2014 at 04:08 #


  14. Erin May 6, 2014 at 00:45 #

    The more I look at this, the more I love it!

    • ioanna May 6, 2014 at 12:21 #

      i agree. i think that she has her personal taste of style.

  15. justme May 6, 2014 at 00:40 #

    I want to appreciate the drama but there’s something so cheap about this look :/
    I respect the commitment but it’s still a no.

    • RT May 6, 2014 at 01:01 #


    • Alina May 6, 2014 at 14:37 #


  16. Chris K May 6, 2014 at 00:37 #

    I can forgive the cinnamon bun hair, but that signature is ostentatious and tacky, tacky, tacky.

  17. Nat39 May 6, 2014 at 00:35 #

    YES!! This is how you dress for the gala! The gown with its full skirt and peplum petals is reminiscent of Charles James’s iconic “Petal gown”. And her styling with the gloves and elaborate updo is in tune with the 40-50s glamour. Full theatrical drama – one can always count on SJP to deliver a spectacular on-theme look. I applaud her.

    • Edith May 6, 2014 at 06:51 #


  18. moonbeam May 6, 2014 at 00:32 #

    So how does “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” lend itself to a theme? Oddly enough it seems both broad and highly specific.

    • justme May 6, 2014 at 00:38 #

      I totally agree.

  19. Christy May 6, 2014 at 00:29 #

    Her hair is amazing, I think she looks sensational!

  20. Vicky May 6, 2014 at 00:27 #

    Sometimes I think she thinks she’s actually Carrie Bradshaw. The back of the dress is barely redeeming. I hate the signature on the train.

  21. Christine May 6, 2014 at 00:25 #

    On any other RC this is a GIANT NO! But for the Met Gala and its theme, this is MAJOR. Is this my personal taste? Um, definitely not.

    But I love the nod to Charles James from the back.

    The hair is meh though

  22. Yeliz May 6, 2014 at 00:23 #

    I appreciate the drama of the gown, but the hairstyle is ridiculous. As for the gloves, I can give them a pass, considering the occassion.

    • Mandy May 6, 2014 at 00:41 #


  23. Robbie May 6, 2014 at 00:22 #

    By far one if the worst dresses I have seen in a long time. Looks cheap and tacky.

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