Sarah Jessica Parker attended the Met Gala in New York a few nights ago and her outfit of choice seemed to have offended a few fashion bloggers. The actress is considered a style icon by many in the industry and her character of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City has one of the most coveted wardrobes on TV.
A fashion blogger posted a collage of SJP, Madonna and Diane Von Furstenberg with the caption: “The 2016 Met Gala Theme was ‘Manus X Machina; Fashion in the age of technology’ and this trio didnt get the memo @sarahjessicaparker @dvf @madonna #fashionforward #Metgala #fashionblogger #ivymarshall.”
SJP caught wind of this allegation and decided to defend herself and her outfit of choice- which by the way I thought was adorable!
“Got the memo. 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 began.
“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.”
So yes, her outfit wasn’t in your face, but instead paid a subtle homage to the theme. SJP gave a little nod to her inner Carrie Bradshaw as well with shoes from her own line SJPCollection. They were the exact same hue as the famous Manolo Blahnik’s she wore in the movie.
Leading up to the red carpet, SJP teased her look on Instagram, posting a photo of her heels, which helped to modernize the look.
“Encouraged these @sjpcollection ladies to do a dry run on THESE steps in anticipation of THOSE steps later on. If you know what I mean,” she captioned the pic.
The actress spoke about her outfit choice to the new York Times Style Magazine yesterday explaining where the inspiration for the suit came from-
We decided that this year, maybe I wouldn’t wear a dress; we were interested in trousers. We had been in discussions and reviewing sketches and I just so happened to take my daughters to see the show “Hamilton.” I’ve seen it a few times now, so I can look at singular pieces of the show rather than focusing on the bigger story. I was looking at the costumes and, in particular, the men’s suiting of the period. All of a sudden, I was like: “Oh, that’s it.” It was such a specific time, and I was curious how we could use technology with that. What would the technology part of the idea be? Fernando introduced us to these embellishment artists in Brooklyn called Le Studio Anthost, who take the idea of old-fashioned couture embroidery and, with technology, apply it to fabrications using paint. It was the perfect marriage of technology and the hand of man. Together, we were able to really collaborate and meticulously look at the period and redefine what it was that we were trying to achieve.
What do you think of Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit? Was it a hit or miss?