Met Gala 2014: Sarah Jessica Parker's Stunning Gown Needs to Be Seen in GIF Form

05/05/2014 at 07:31 PM ET

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Sarah Jessica Parker serves as co-chair of this year’s Met Gala with Bradley Cooper, and the high-fashion vet definitely followed the Charles James-inspired dress code. The actress selected a stunning custom Oscar de La Renta confection that is so major, it has to be seen in motion. Behold: This gif to your left.

After taking a closer look you’ll notice SJP’s ball gown — which features a black bodice and voluminous white skirt — has some very intricate details. “I said to Mr. de la Renta, Please let me use scarlet embroidery thread and flash your name across the back,” Parker tells PEOPLE. “It was my idea.”

RELATED PHOTOS: See BTS snaps of stars getting ready for the Met Gala

The star paired her whiplash-inducing design with white elbow-length gloves and a major updo (which must have involved some major pins and hairpieces) accessorized with oversize flower clips. But we can’t say we’re surprised — Parker always upholds each year’s Met Gala theme to a tee.

Catch some more Instagram shots of SJP below, and tell us: What do you think of her look?

Check out @sarahjessicaparker's amazing up do at the #MetGala! #hairinspiration via @voguemagazine

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–Brittany Talarico

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Janet697 on

now this is a lady in a beatiful ballgown who should be at the met gala unlike the kartrashian thing.

JJ on

I actually really like the gown except for the Oscar de la Renta signature on the back. As someone commented, it looks tacky. I wonder why he put that there?

Gretchen on

I’m not crazy about SJP’s hair up, but she looks gorgeous, her dress is fabulous (she can pul something like that off in a way no one else can!), and I think she’s amazing. Seems like a great ands on mom, still married after all this time, and love whatever she’s in. Can’t imagine anyone not liking her!

hm on

SJP is true Class Love the dress anything she wears is beautiful

suzy diamond on

The gown is fabulous! The hair, not so much. A little too BIG.

josette on

She is too old for a ballgown and too short for so much fabric. The hair is too big—looks like she could tip over.

Sable on

Sarah’s gown was ugly.she usually dressed less pageantly than her hideous skirt.her hairstyle made her look matronly.

veronica on

Love it and the hair!!!

Nancy on

First . . NO! Ugh. The dress I could live with. What is up with the MOUND of hair on her head? Seriously? Also, anyone nearing 50 should NEVER wear all that eyeliner; It makes every wrinkle on your face POP. Just sayin . . .

Becky on

Like the front of the dress, the back is awful with or without the name..Not sure what to think about the hair and make up. .

Did y’all not read where she said she wanted his name in scarlet? Guess that’s what he was thinking..

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