Here’s a question to ask yourself as you scroll down. Exactly how did Sarah Jessica Parker travel to the Met Gala?
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a Giles Deacon gown accessorized with a Philip Treacy hat and bag, Fred Leighton and Repossi jewelry, and Christian Louboutin boots.
Giles Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Kremi Otashliyska
Did she lie flat in an extra-long hearse? Stand upright in a horse trailer? Stick her head out the sunroof of her car the whole way (unlikely, as the wind would wind up snapping her neck)? Parachute in? Or, god forbid, did she WALK?
No matter how she got there, she arrived in style. We don’t even like this dress all that much. And there’s not a chance in hell we’d ever have thought to pair it with thigh-high suede plaid boots, let alone a massive mohawk headdress. But we love it, against all reason. It only works when the invitation advises you to dress punk. Which, let’s be clear here: of course this isn’t truly punk. But you have to remember that the fashion world speaks in shorthand, which means “punk” doesn’t mean punk, “sexy secretary” is a look no executive assistant would ever consider wearing, and a size 8 is “plus-sized.” They make up their own lingo, darlings.
So it’s all a crazy mish-mash, which is sort of a punk thing, and it has very light punk touches, like the aforementioned boots and the take on a mohawk. It’s crazy and attention-seeking and she managed to very lightly interpret the theme without straying too far from her personal style. We dig it. And her hair looks amazing.
[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]