09:32 AM EDT 05/09/2013
Sarah Jessica Parker
Originally posted 05/07/2013 11:10AM
It takes a lot to stand out in a crowd like the one that gathered Monday night in New York for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's lavish Costume Institute Gala.
But if the competition was fierce, so too were many of the looks – from the dresses to the accoutrements to (of course) the hair.
If you missed any of the festivities, see below for our recap of five highlights from one of the most fashionable nights on the calendar.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 09:15PM
Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to upstage everyone – even Sarah Jessica Parker in a faux-hawk!
When the 22-year-old Oscar winner crossed paths with the former Sex and the City star at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, not even Parker's Philip Treacy fascinator could compete.
With Lawrence wearing the Voilette by Jennifer Behr paired with a Dior dress, and Parker, 48, wearing legendary milliner Treacy's creation, there seemed to be an accessory face-off when the two crossed paths.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 03:30PM
This week's sizzling styles were all about bright colors and bold prints – no drab coats allowed
Originally posted 04/19/2013 10:00AM
"We tell them nothing. They pick their own head bands, pick their own hats. It's very amusing and entertaining for me," says the actress
Originally posted 03/25/2013 04:00PM
Tilda Swinton has got some very famous fans.
Sarah Jessica Parker – who turned 48 on March 25 – took in a little performance art on Monday, when she and her husband, Matthew Broderick, stopped by New York's Museum of Modern Art to check out Tilda Swinton's piece, "The Maybe."
In "The Maybe," a surprise performance piece, Swinton sleeps in a glass box in front of museum goers.
Originally posted 11/20/2012 10:10AM
The actress tells PEOPLE she doesn't think of herself as a fashion icon – what do you think?
Originally posted 11/14/2012 06:00AM
The phrase "ladies who lunch" got turbocharged on Monday when Cosmopolitan's editor-in-chief Joanna Coles assembled a posse of powerful women – including Sarah Jessica Parker, Rose McGowan, Diane von Furstenberg, Jennifer Westfeldt and Gayle King – for a mid-day meal at Michael's in New York.
Dressed in a leather jacket and pleated skirt, Parker was taken aback by the buzz in the room, which also included several newly elected Congresswomen.
"There are a few women [here] that I've known for a number of years and I'm a great admirer of," she told PEOPLE. "If they're powerful, that's just a byproduct. But I don't think of them that way. I just think of them as great women that I'm fortunate to know."
Westfeldt – who wrote and directed 2011's Friends with Kids – confessed that she power lunches "almost never."
"I'm a meal skipper, bagel on-the-run person," she said.
But as any power luncher knows, food is hardly the point.
As King put it, "I walk around this room and I feel good about being a girl."
With Sarah Jessica Parker... One of the nicest people in NYC. Love Diane instagr.am/p/R75U9tA9bx/— DVF (@DVF) November 12, 2012
– Suzanne Zuckerman
Originally posted 10/23/2012 06:00AM
Sarah Jessica Parker and True Blood's Alfre Woodard stepped out in Cincinnati on Saturday to campaign for President Barack Obama – but Parker managed to squeeze in a little shopping, too.
The actresses – who were encouraging women to vote in the upcoming election – stopped into Sloane Boutique in Over-the-Rhine, Ohio.
"Sarah was so nice and so pleasant to be around," the boutique's owner tells PEOPLE. "Very humble and very down-to-earth."
The I Don't Know How She Does It actress tried on Veda leather jackets and bought some bracelets for her twin daughters, Loretta and Tabitha.
"She told me she couldn't wait to come back and shop again," the boutique owner added.
– Emily Strohm
Originally posted 10/14/2012 02:00PM
Sex and The Abbey!
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis celebrated their agent Kevin Huvane at The Abbey in West Hollywood on Thursday.
Huvane – who had been presented with the Piaget Award of Inspiration at the Grey Goose hosted amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios earlier that evening – arrived with the Sex and the City actresses just before 11 p.m.
"They didn't share any cosmos but were in good spirits, laughing with the others celebrating Huvane," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"Sarah and Kristin left together in the same car, which picked them up amid a crowd of excited fans and paparazzi," the source adds.
Lance Bass was also present for the celebration.
"He stood with friends by The Abbey's famed fireplace, sipping on clear, carbonated beverages for most of the night," the source says.
– Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 10/03/2012 09:00AM
Let's hear it for the women!
Elle's Women in Hollywood issue (available on newsstands Oct. 16) celebrates nine women who have made significant contributions to the film industry.
This year's honorees are Sarah Jessica Parker, Octavia Spencer, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Uma Thurman, Elle Fanning, Emma Watson, Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon.
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