Sarah Jessica Parker Channels Carrie Bradshaw on the 2024 Met Gala Red Carpet

Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to the Met Gala Red Carpet in a Huge Headpiece — and It’s So Carrie Bradshaw

For her 12th Met Gala appearance, Sarah Jessica Parker opted for an ornate Richard Quinn gown and headpiece.

And just like that… Sarah Jessica Parker is back on the Met Gala red carpet!

After first attending the event back in 1995, the actress, 59, is no stranger to the Met steps. For her 12th appearance at fashion’s biggest night, this year themed “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” Parker was sure to bring her A-game.

Dressed in a sculptural Richard Quinn corset gown, Parker made no exception to her claim of being a “stickler for the theme” — and even managed to give a subtle nod to the over-the-top fashions of Carrie Bradshaw.

The design, which Parker teased on Instagram before heading to the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art steps, featured bejeweled floral lace and a cinched waistline. She piled on Briony Raymond jewelry, including a long pearl necklace, statement earrings and rings galore. For shoes, she wore bedazzled sheer tights over nude stilettos.

The actress also topped off her voluminous half-up hairstyle with a towering Philip Treacy headpiece — because it’s not a Sarah Jessica Parker look without a statement accessory atop her head!

“The first Monday in May. Final touches with @elaineoffers and @charlottetilbury,” Parker captioned the photo, which shows her holding a Charlotte Tilbury compact. “Next stop, @MetMuseum.”

The Sex and the City star was accompanied by her close friend, Andy Cohen, who wore a classic suit and bow tie. The two arrived hand in hand and posed for photos together.

After taking a few years off from the soirée, Parker was back in 2022 wearing a Christopher John Rogers gown complete with a scarlet feathered fascinator from Philip Treacy.

“This dress was really exquisite and pretty much fit the period of time that Andrew Bolton [head curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute] picked for this exhibit,” she told Vogue of the gown and how it fit the year’s theme of “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which came with a dress code of “Gilded Glamour.”

Rogers explained on his Instagram that “This look was inspired by an 1860’s ensemble by Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley — a prominent designer, seamstress, author, philanthropist and social activist active during the Gilded Age.”

In 2016, after some bloggers asserted that her Hamilton-inspired look by Monse for the event’s “Manus x Machina” theme, Parker took a moment to address the criticism head-on.

“Always welcome thoughts but I’m a stickler for the theme and pay close attention to what it means. Every year with great consideration, research and conviction,” she commented on one particular blogger’s post. “The understanding of man and machine, how they intersect, when and why is what we considered. Perhaps you weren’t aware of the technology used in the details and embellishments of the design. Or perhaps you simply didn’t like what I wore, which is completely fine. But you can’t accuse me of not paying close attention and adhering to the theme. With respect and warmest regards, sj.”

For her first ever Met Gala appearance more than 25 years ago, Parker opted for a thrifted black velvet dress — a much more toned down look compared to those that followed. She explained to Vogue, “It was a quieter affair, simply put.”

Being the Met Gala regular that she is, it’s no surprise that in 2014 she was given the role of co-chair alongside Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch and Anna Wintour herself for the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” themed evening.

This year’s co-chairs are Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth.