Long before she was late 90s-early aughts fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker was a movie star and a darling of the red carpet. Appearing in hits like L.A. Story and Hocus Pocus, the actress was known to walk film premieres in princess gowns and simple slip dresses early on, but a friendship with Alexander McQueen brought out her adventurous side. Soon, there wasn’t an extravagant hat or voluminous gown she could say no to.
Parker’s love of fashion eventually transformed into a business, when she launched SJP Collection at Nordstrom in 2014 – and six years later, it’s still going strong. In 2018, she partnered with Gilt to launch bridalwear for non-traditional brides. SJP turns 55 today and, through the decades, has remained an enduring and inspiring style icon. In celebration of her birthday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane, looking back at some of her most iconic red carpet looks to date.