Carpet design

Sarah Jessica Parker wore an Irish design to the 2022 Met Gala

Arguably the biggest date on the fashion calendar, the Met Gala is an annual extravaganza that sees the world’s most famous faces dare to flaunt their most extravagant looks under the watchful eye of event chair Anna Wintour.

While Irish stars such as Nicola Coughlan, Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley have made their presence known on the iconic steps this year, dazzling in a range of extravagant and daring looks, one Irish designer has also managed to make his mark.

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Taking its rightful place on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, sex and the city Star Sarah Jessica Parker stunned in a dress by American designer Christopher John Rogers and a unique headpiece by Irish high fashion milliner Philip Treacy.

Originally from Galway, Treacy first studied design at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin in the late 80s before moving to London to complete an MA in Fashion Design at the Royal College of Art in London. .

From there, Treacy’s career went from strength to strength, with her acclaimed graduation show resulting in offers to collaborate with international designers such as Valentino and Versace.

Since then, her designs have been worn on red carpets around the world by an impressive array of celebrities ranging from Lady Gaga and Elle Fanning to members of the British Royal Family and, of course, SJP.

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Inspired by an 1860s ensemble by Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley – a prominent designer, seamstress, author, philanthropist and social activist active in the Gilded Age – Parker’s dress consisted of a contoured, patchwork bodice and a pleated ball skirt in shades of black, charcoal, elephant and ivory silk Faille and silk moiré with Swarovski crystal buttons and silk moiré bows.

The unique headpiece introduced a welcome burst of color with its deep pink petals and black and white feathers, completing the eye-catching look perfectly.