Met Gala 2015: Sarah Jessica Parker Explains Her Crazy Outfit

There's a feel-good story behind her dress.

ByABC News
May 5, 2015, 9:57 AM

— -- Sarah Jessica Parker stunned on the red carpet on Monday night at the Met Gala, epitomizing this year's theme -- China: Through the Looking Glass.

Parker, 50, wore an Asian-inspired gown with a red and silver Philip Treacy hat you'd have to see to understand.

As for the dress, she told that there's a sweet story behind the eye-catching ensemble.

"We were pretty deep into the [dress] design, myself and this wonderful tailor here in New York, and then H&M called and they said they have this initiative called Conscious Collection, where they use sustainable fabrics."

She added, "They reuse fabric and vintage pieces and organic cottons. So I said, 'Look, this is where I am in the process, how do you feel?' And they basically dug up every piece of old fabric they could find in Sweden, and it's all been incorporated into this. And I knew I wanted poppies all over, and so we found somebody in New York to hand-embroider all these."