2014 Met Gala Fashion: Sarah Jessica Parker Black And White Oscar de la Renta Petal Dress

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The equivalent of the Oscars Red Carpet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala is happening as I write these lines. Naturally, all fashion people’s eyes were on the New York establishment’s surroundings, hoping to catch a glimpse at the very high couture and the very high profile celebrities in attendance.

One of my favorite, year after year, Sarah Jessica Parker did not disappoint at the 2014 Met Gala either! Following the exhibition’s theme ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’, she took couture literally and she showed up wearing an Oscar de la Renta black & white gown with the designer’s signature on the train of the dress!

2014 Met Gala Red Carpet SJP dress

Sarah Jessica Parker hairdo 2014 Met Gala Red Carpet

As if it were a painting or a fabulous art item, the fashion designer autographed his work in contrasting red, making no secret of the fact that he’s the author of Sarah Jessica Parker’s custom dress. She played the exhibition theme’s part (doesn’t she always?) by injecting a flower petal into a fashion dress, just like Charles James did with his Petal dress, clearly the departing point in drawing this OdlRenta beauty.

Charles James Petal dress

the Petal dress designed by Charles James was the inspiration behind Sarah Jessica Parker’s 2014 Met Gala gown

See also: What Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing for previous Met Gala edition!

I’ve been through Red Carpet images of the tonight’s high fashion event and although I’m trying hard not to point the finger, I can assure you that there were quite a few guests in attendance who either got the wrong invitation or simply chose to disregard the deep implications of the exhibition theme. Charles James was a grand couturier and a fabulous dress maker. I’m happy there were people like Sarah Jessica Parker who allowed themselves to be inspired by Anna Wintour’s curated Met Gala theme! (images voguedotcom, getty)

Met Gala Red Carpet 2014 SJP de la Renta dress

See also: 50 hits & misses on the Met Gala Red Carpet!

Sarah Jessica Parker black white OdlRenta dress Met Gala

Sarah jessica Parker Met Gala 2014 Oscar de la Renta dress

Sarah Jessica Parker Oscar de la Renta dress Met Gala

Met Gala 2014 Sarah Jessica Parker hair makeup


#1 Adriana V on 05.07.14 at 10:37 am

Not sure about this all. I love the front of the dress, the cut but that train with huge Oscar de la Renta in writing? Really? What’s next then? A huge logo on evening gowns? A ball with waltzing logo’s? The horror!
Sorry dear Kpriss, I know it’s not an issue with you to disagree so I make it even worse: I hate this! There’s too much going with the hair too. How is she able to dance a waltz at the ball?
Well, it’s not really my problem since I will not receive an invitation and neither will you and most of us who reply to something that’s out of our league. We’re the common people how fashionable or stylish we are and get more and more estranged from…..

….I miss the frumpy looking Katie Holmes by the way, couldn’t believe my eyes. I really had LOLz!!! Where is she? ;) Further this ball is another attempt to make the common people believe they belong to this elite. Models like Cara, Jordan, Zoë Kravitz were dressed in Topshop. Nothing wrong with Topshop of course and they all looked pretty and it’s their job to sell us a dream. Job well done.

#2 Adriana V on 05.07.14 at 11:51 am

I believe I made a mistake about the Topshop models, it was not Cara…..whatever, whoever….need to google the right names but I have to confess that I’m a Dutch European who loves fashion a lot but am at the moment more obsessed with the “the calm after the storm”….
To readers who do not live in Europe and read this coincidentally, I’m talking about the Eurovision Song Contest and fashion of that contest provides the onlooker a lot of LOLz next to the music! ;)

#3 kpriss on 05.07.14 at 11:29 pm

no, Cara was wearing Stella. A very unhappy choice, but I bet she was royally paid for this!

As far as SJP’s dress (I do enjoy criticism as it cast an entirely different light on the situation) – I will only say that ego comes in many shapes. The ‘signature’ dress, especially when it looks so much like the original (I wonder how come nobody noticed the similarity with the Petal dress! Or at least at the time of publishing my story, nobody made the connection)! It just adds a ridiculous air to the entire homage story. I didn’t take it seriously. She still is my favorite as she looked like she was having a lot of fun in her costume and that’s capital. A pouty, too serious face would’ve been a total failure. As far as the hair goes – she was very Marie Antoinette and in my perspective, that’s how an haute society lady should be if she wants to look the part. The hairdo in itself was hardly elaborate. I suspect they were going for another look but they had to wrap it up for some reason and so it looks half-done only. Like a flower bulb lol!

Ohhhh, Katie was in my other story – the one with the fashion fails. As well as Cara! <3

#4 Adriana V on 05.08.14 at 6:23 am

It looks too much like the Petal Dress but in a bad way. The beauty and the master craft of James’ dress is that a woman can sit down, move and even dance wearing that dress. That’s so glamorous, so chic. While JSP needed help with the dress or had to lift up the dress until her knees and carrying all that fabric while moving around! Saw a picture of her doing that!! That’s not very lady like and stylish don’t you think? That’s the difference between the Charles James dress and Oscar de la Renta’s. Plus that logo……”ego comes in many shapes” got to remember that one. ;) :)
Do you really think these people have fun at the MET? They don’t even dance so why do they insist to call the event a ball? Looking at the pictures I believe the after parties are the real lolz for the celebs. And some of day after pics tells it all. I can’t blame them ;)

Marie Antoinette you say? Ohhhh, oops……I’m thinking a lot about the new Bastilles these days……somewhere else I read something like “boring these hot mess of the let them eat cake people”……:D

All these actors and models get paid to wear designers clothes chosen by their stylist. That thought only makes me feel so less frumpy, so less Katie Holmes or even worse than that to tell the honest truth. You see I wear new Adidas sport pants with cute ruffles on the pockets, a simple T-shirt and a H&M cardigan purchased in 2000! I tell ya the H&M quality was much better back then and oh, dear I’m so off topic……but I wonder often how many of us watch all these great fashion pics, dream while looking homely frumpy like me? And only at home of course, no, never ever outdoors!

Thanks a lot for the fun and especially the hard work! :) :)

#5 Diyana on 05.08.14 at 9:31 am

Boring! Nothing to like about this! Sorry for this time!

#6 Maria Doria on 05.08.14 at 6:33 pm

Just beautiful, fabulous and perfect!
This is dress to MET!

#7 Ellington on 05.15.14 at 6:48 pm

I adore SJP and this gown is in perfect line with the theme of this MET evening!
SJP always pulls out the stops when it is the Met Gala, I always like her choices for she knows the difference between this red carpet and one for the Oscars, Emmy’s or Tony awards and sadly not many of the women who attended the event understand that.

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