Sarah Jessica Parker knows the power of personal branding in fashion. Looking back at all of her Met Ball looks, she has a signature accessory that forever makes and appearance. So what do all of Sarah Jessica Parker's Met Ball looks have this in common? Killer headpieces.
The Met Ball is a super exclusive, powerful, and lucrative fundraiser held in New York City every year. The aim is to raise funds for Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, so the fashion is in full force on the red carpet. Parker is synonymous with fashion and New York City, so I'm always eager to see what she has on.
While she's been attending for years, she recently started developing a signature look for her red carpet appearance. Her strategy? Wearing a large, unique, interesting and commanding headpiece at every appearance. From Chinese fashion-inspired headdresses for 2012's China: Through The Looking Glass theme to bows and beyond, Parker has rocked seem unforgettable head gear.
If you need a timeline for this fashion evolution, I delved deep into Getty Images to find when, where, and how Parker's Met Ball tradition got started. The best news? This trend only gets bigger and better with each year.
For her first Met Ball, Parker played it safe. Well, at least when it came to her hair.
But in 2010, Parker's headpieces burst onto the scene.
A faux mohawk-inspired headpiece was perfect for this year's theme, PUNK: Chaos to Couture.
Sweet and sophisticated, this pretty dress deserved a stylish updo.
For China: Through The Looking Glass, Parker came through. This headpiece was the talk of the night, and she rocked the theme from head to toe. I can't wait to see what sort of tech-inspired gear she wears for 2016's ball.