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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Tess on

The front is gorgeous but from the back she looks like a walking billboard for Oscar, rather tacky!

Jules on

I just love SJP..She could wear a bag and I’d love it. The dress is stunning! <3

ace11 on


Katie on

Any girl that can go from being on Welfare to that …PROPS!

guest on

Good for you, SJP! Rock that gown!

Dawn S on

Perfection head to shameless plugged train! Love every stitch and she looks positively gorgeous!

KittyK on

Perfection…love love love

S.M on

She totally rocked it! Love, love!!!

Christine on

Big fan! She looks amazing. Dress is off the charts sheek.

Leo on

That hairdo is crazy with a capital C.

Alaina on

I had to do a double-take. Her tan is totally confusing. Not my favorite look for her. :/

Alaina on

This kind of looks like something off a late-90’s prom rack…

romabella64 on

her botox ruined her face.

Amaryllis on

Nice dress except for the signature. WTF was Oscar thinking?

pavitrasarala on

Where’s a JLaw photobomb when you need it?

Connie on

Whatever takes the focus off that lop-sided mess on her head! Who did that to her hair?

April on

SJP is the best

Smithy on

Fail. The hair and the gloves are too much.

Marcia on

Pretty, but the hair is bad.

packerpoke on

The women are wareing some dresses tonite.

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..

Debs626 on

SJP…STUNNING as usual!

Nelly on

I love her!!!

Red on

She looks amazing!!!

terry on

Sorry, but I don’t care for it. It looks like the dress is wearing her instead of the other way around. Maybe it is just that the dress doesn’t translate to photographs, but the fabrics look cheap to me.

terry on

I don’t care for it. The dress overpowers her. Also, the fabrics look cheap. I’m sure they are not, but in the pictures they just look flat.

terry on

oops sorry! my first comment didn’t post so I tried it again. Didn’t mean to be redundant.

Sarahjane on

She’s spectacular. Abso-f@$&in-lutely.

BZ on

Best yet. 2010 is beautiful too, my 2nd favorite.

Andrea on

She looks amazing! Love the dress.

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