HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SJP!

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Style Evolution from the ’80s to Today


Sarah Jessica Parker is a true style icon. Most well known for her role as Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw (herself an icon in her own right), SJP lands at the top of Best Dressed lists time and time again, impressing us with bold, statement-making looks and exciting accessories. Her success as an actress has been well recognized with an impressive line-up of nominations and awards, including wins at the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and most recently, a People’s Choice Award for her role in the television series Divorce. Aside from acting, Parker is also a producer and designer; she was an executive producer of Sex and the City and has gone on to produce numerous other films and television shows, and has her own fragrance empire, as well as clothing and shoe brands. On the red carpet, she’s known to choose fashion with a capital F, selecting on-the-rise designers and over-the-top couture looks that most other Hollywood actresses would shy away from. In honor of her birthday, a look back at some of Parker’s all-time best looks.

1
1987

Sarah Jessica Parker circa 1987 at a premiere party in Hollywood wearing black pants, a bra top and jacket.

2
1991

Parker wears red velvet pants, a gold bra covered with a patterned jacket, and isn’t afraid to show some skin at a movie premiere in Los Angeles in 1991.

3
1997

SJP wears a pale pink mini dress to VH1’s Vogue Fashion Awards in 1997.

4
2000

SJP arrives at a party for the Emmy’s in 2000 wearing a pastel pink feathered dress.

5
2001

Walking the red carpet at the 2001 SAG Awards wearing an embellished bra top and navy skirt set.

6
2003

SJP wore a black bustier, leather pants, and a red lip to the 2003 Golden Globes.

7
2004

SJP accepted an Emmy in this strapless black dress in 2004.

8
2005

Wearing a trench coat and black boots in 2005 while stepping out in London.

9
2006

SJP wears a plaid, tulle, and lace Alexander McQueen dress to the Costume Institute’s Gala in 2006.

10
2008

This metallic dress was worn to the New York City premiere of Sex and the City in 2008.

11
2008

SJP wears a black body-con dress with white heeled boots to the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.

12
2009

This white ball gown created a romantic look on the red carpet at the 2009 Academy Awards.

13
2010

SJP wears a short, ruffled black dress before accepting an award at the 2010 ShoWest awards ceremony.

14
2010

SJP truly brought this pleated dress to life on the red carpet at the 2010 MET Gala.

15
2010

SJP wears a pastel yellow Chanel couture dress with a wrist full of bangles to the 2010 Academy Awards.

16
2010

A strapless black gown with a matching headpiece had all eyes on SJP at the Sex and the City 2 premiere in London in 2010.

17
2011

SJP looking lovely in a form-fitting sequin gown at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala.

18
2012

In 2012 at the amfAR gala wearing a feminine pink dress paired with white gloves and a black leather jacket, SJP creates a feminine look with an edge.

19
2012

On the red carpet at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala, SJP wears a feminine, floral gown.

20
2013

SJP wore a white and pink gown to the New York City Ballet’s 2013 fall gala.

21
2013

On the red carpet at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala wearing a ball gown paired with plaid over-the-knee boots and a show-stopping headdress.

22
2014

In a Mary Katrantzou gown with an intricate pattern while arriving at the ballet in New York City.

23
2014

SJP wore this black and white Oscar de la Renta gown to the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York City, accessorizing with long gloves and simple jewelry.

24
2015

This was a look to remember at the 2015 MET Gala. SJP caught everyone’s attention with a red headdress that spurred many Internet memes.

25
2015

A sparkling moment on the red carpet as SJP attends the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala in 2015.

26
2016

On the red carpet of the 2016 Benefit Fashion Show for Parsons, SJP wears a two-toned dress paired with silver accessories.

27
2016

For the New York City premiere of Divorce in 2016, SJP wears a purple lace dress with a crystal-coated bodice.

28
2016

This color-blocked look was worn to the 2016 New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala.

29
2017

A Princess Leia inspired look for the 2017 Golden Globes in Hollywood.

30
2017

SJP wore this bronze, metallic dress to the People’s Choice Awards this past January.