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Tuesday 6 December 2016

SJP rocks the red carpet in Philip Treacy headpiece

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Rihanna arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015
Rihanna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala
Kate Beckinsale arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass"

She’s one of the world’s most famous fashionistas, both on and off screen, and actress Sarah Jessica Parker wowed on the red carpet last night in an extravagant headpiece, designed by none other than Irish milliner Philip Treacy.

The Sex and the City star (50) turned heads at New York’s annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala with the fiery, tassled creation, inspired by this year’s theme ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’.

A long time fan of the talented Irish designer, SJP paired the eye-catching hat with an elegant Oscar de la Renta gown embellished with pieces of vintage fabric and beads from Sweden. The dress is a collaboration with H&M and the company’s Conscious Collection, which focuses on sustainable fabrics.

“We thought it told a great story and also gave you ideas on how you could rethink what is important in your life and ways to reuse it again,” she said.

However, it was singer Rihanna who stole the show at last night’s star-studded event.

On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen – Kate Beckinsale, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher – the pop star still managed to conquer the red carpet.

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The Diamonds singer swooped in to the event wearing an enormous fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three handlers.

The ensemble came with a little pink mini-dress underneath and a sparkling tiara.

In keeping with the evening’s theme,  the outfit was designed by Beijing-based designer Guo Pei, whose sumptuous designs are also on display in the current Met exhibit China: Through The Looking Glass.

Rihanna commanded premium attention by being one of the very last to arrive. But compared to Beyonce, she was an early bird.

Beyonce arrived so late that many photographers were giving up and leaving. But for those who did wait, it was clearly worth it as the Single Ladies’ star wore a sheer, bejewelled Givenchy gown.

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