One of the most celebrated actresses of our generation, Sarah Jessica Parker is as much a beloved entertainer as she is a fashion icon. From the moment she burst onto the scene in the 1984 “Footloose” film with her big curly hair, we fell in love with her fashion-forward style and one-of-a-kind look. But it’s her landmark role in “Sex and The City” that cemented her status as a legend in the fashion industry. Her trend-setting character, Carrie, wore pieces like a nameplate necklace and Manolo Blahnik pumps that have since become closet staples for women the world over.
Beyond her characters in movies and TV shows, Sarah Jessica Parker, the woman, is a purveyor of style and avid follower of fashion. She considered the late designer Oscar de la Renta a dear friend and he even custom designed a gown for her appearance at the 2014 Met Gala, where she served as co-chair at the request of Anna Wintour. She also designed a now-defunct affordable line clothing line, Bitten, and a shoe line, SJP Shoes, currently in stores at Nordstrom. But her biggest contribution to fashion might be the quotes she’s made over the years that are repeated by style aficionados across the globe daily. In honor of her 50th birthday, here are her 50 best fashion quotes and outfits to match.