Sarah Jessica Parker discusses Met Ball hat

Sarah Jessica Parker was overwhelmed to have her custom-made Met Ball hat "in her custody and care".

The actress stunned on the red carpet at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala last night. This year's theme was punk and Sarah went all out to impress. She donned a Giles Deacon ball gown which jutted out from her hips in a huge bustle. There was a daring slash right up the front, which at times showed the 48-year-old's underwear.

Her over-the-knee tartan velvet-look boots were made by Louboutin, but it was her headwear which really drew admiring glances. The gold piece looked like something an olden-day gladiator might have worn, with black plumes jutting out of its crown.

"He’s been working on it for the past few weeks," she told People of the Punk Couture hat designed by Philip Treacy. "I feel incredibly fortunate that it’s in my custody and care."

The star's dress was also one of a kind, with designer Giles refusing to let a seamstress take control. Instead he travelled to New York City and cut it himself.

"We asked Mr. Louboutin to make these boots, just as a nod to the plaid, the flannel that we think of when we think about that particular period," Sarah added.

Completing the look were pieces of jewellery by Fred Leighton.

Most of Hollywood's A-list turned out for the event, which is one of the biggest in the fashion calendar.

Among them was Katie Holmes, who surprised many by going full throttle for the theme. The star is known for being chic and natural and stuck with Bobbi Brown, who she is the face of, when it came to her make-up.

With her brown hair teased into a giant quiff, Katie sported smokey eyes.

"She showed us a photo of the dress and the hair was going to be up, a little punk, so I pictured her with dark eyes," Bobbi Brown cosmetic artist Genevieve Herr said. "We wanted to make nice, beautiful classic smoky eyes with a strong touch. But not scary! It’s a completely a different Katie!"

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