When you think of the Met Gala, what comes to mind? Celebrity couples like Ryan and Blake? An appearance by the Anna Wintour? For us, it's three words: Sarah Jessica Parker.
SJP arguably hails as one of the most anticipated guests of the night -- it's because of her ability to blend fashion and television, as well as her incredible longstanding ability to see ahead of the trends, while redefining them herself. She's not just a performer; she's a designer, a fashion connoisseur and longtime confidant of the fashion world's most famous faces, including Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta and Valentino Garavani.
It's been more than 30 years since SJP shot to stardom -- and for every single red carpet she's walked, she's left more and more people in awe.
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Theme: Haute Couture
Theme: AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion
Designer: Alexander McQueen
Theme: American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity
Designer: Halston Heritage
Theme: 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Designer: Alexander Mcqueen
Theme: Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations
Designer: Valentino Couture
Theme: PUNK: Chaos To Couture
Designer: Giles Deacon
Theme: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Theme: China: Through the Looking Glass
Designer: Collaboration with H & M
Theme: Manus x Machina
Designer: Monse ensemble, inspired by "Hamilton"
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Of course, she also created one of the most well-known fictional characters in fashion history. Or the most fashionable character in scripted television's history -- however you want to look at it. Our point is: SJP is a queen. She's our queen.
Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, to this day, has influenced millions of women around the world -- and we're not just talking about what physically goes into their closets. She's inspired them to take risks, go against the grain and be confident -- even if it means proudly sporting a giant mohawk to a black tie function (see the 2013 Met Gala).
Her Met Gala evolution has proven this.
This year's Met Gala theme is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," so it'll be interesting to see how SJP, a fan of structured silhouettes and long trains interprets it. She first attended the Met Gala in 1995 in a simple black velvet gown, but she didn't return again until 2006. And though she skipped last year -- we couldn't help but feel like we were stood up -- all eyes will be on SJP for this year's "Oscars of Fashion."
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Sarah Jessica Parker over the years
Sarah Jessica Parker over the years
American Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (Photo by Barry King/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
1991 Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'For the Boys' Premiere in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
NEW YORK-JULY 16: Executive producer Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the world premiere of the fifth season of Sex and the City on July 16, 2002, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 18: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attend HBO'S 'Sex and The City' season premiere screening after-party at the American Museum of Natural History June 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker during Opening Night of 'The Boy From Oz' - Arrivals and After Party at Imperial Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 22: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends a press conference to promote the DVD release of the final season of 'Sex and the City' on November 22, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Sarah Jessica Parker walks on the set of her new film 'Spinning into Butter' on November 16, 2005 in the Greenpoint neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives to the world premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's film 'The Family Stone' at the Mann Village Theater on December 6, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Sarah Jessica Parker, Timothy Britten Parker and Matthew Broderick attend RENT 10th Year Anniversary - Afterparty at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 24, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 01: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker departing the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 09: Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Photos ï¿½ 2009 Santiago Baez/The Grosby Group NO SPAIN/ NO ITALY/ NO MIDDLE EAST/ NO RUSSIA New York, Mar 09 2009 SARA JESSICA PARKER & son, James Wilkie Broderick, walking back home after school, smiling and making funny faces. PGsb68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote her new film, 'Sex and the City 2' at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker accepts the Ensemble Award at the ShoWest awards ceremony at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker walks in the West Village to April 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 'Wu Xia' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Sarah Jessica Parker is seen in Manhattan on November 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo By Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
Sarah Jessica Parker attending the New 42nd Street Gala at The New Victory Theater in New York City on December 5, 2012 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is seen on March 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker attends 'China: Through the Looking Glass' 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala - red carpet arrivals at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sarah Jessica Parker seen walking in the West village on May 5 , 2015 in New York City (Photo by Charles Bladen/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is seen walking in Soho on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Sarah Jessica Parker and twin daughters Tabitha and Marion enjoy a stroll on November 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by BM1/Getty Images/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends TimesTalks to discuss her new show 'Divorce' at NYU Skirball Center on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the Friends of Hudson River Park Gala at Pier 60 on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actors Matthew Broderick (L) and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the premiere of 'Rules Don't Apply' at AFI Fest 2016, presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Sarah Jessica Parker is seen in Soho on November 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is seen outside the View on November 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 15: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends HBO Spain presentation at Urso Hotel on December 15, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)