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By Isabella Roman

Sarah Jessica Parker turned 51 on Friday, and she is undeniably one of our favorite fashion pioneers. While best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City," SJP has been taking sartorial risks for as long as she's been in the spotlight.

Let's celebrate her birthday with a trip down memory lane.

1980: A vibrant 15-year-old Parker looks adorable during a rehearsal break for the show "The New York Kids."

15-year-old SJP poses for a picture.
15-year-old SJP poses for a picture.David Handschuh / AP

1982: Parker has always rocked her naturally curly locks. Here's a snap from the '80s television series "Square Pegs," in which she played the lead role of Patty Greene.

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Sarah Jessica Parker as Patty Greene in "Square Pegs."CBS Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images

1985: Starring as Janey in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," SJP looks so sweet in this classic '80s denim jacket.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," 1985.Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

1987: Here she is showing some skin on the red carpet of a movie premiere in California.

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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the "Slam Dance" premiere in Hollywood, California.Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage

1988: Check out this hat and overalls combo. No one does it like SJP.

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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" concert.Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage

1991: Parker sparkles (literally) at the "For the Boys" movie premiere.

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Barry King / WireImage

1993: A formfitting white jumpsuit is hard to pull off, but SJP does it justice.

Sarah Jessica Parker during the 1993 MTV Movie Awards.
Sarah Jessica Parker during the 1993 MTV Movie Awards.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic, Inc

1998: On the set of the first season of "Sex and the City," Parker looks fashionable and warm in this luxe fur coat.

Sarah Jessica Parker films the first season of "Sex and the City" on Madison Avenue.
Sarah Jessica Parker films the first season of "Sex and the City" on Madison Avenue.Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage

2000: A sparkling SJP graciously accepts her Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Carrie Bradshaw.

Sarah Jessica Parker backstage at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Sarah Jessica Parker backstage at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards.Lora Voight / Getty Images

2002: Here is SJP looking sophisticated yet sweet with her feminine frock and sleek hairdo.

Sarah Jessica Parker arriving at the World Premiere of the fifth season of "Sex And The City" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker arriving at the World Premiere of the fifth season of "Sex And The City" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.Evan Agostini / Getty Images

2003: SJP graces the red carpet at the Golden Globes in an all-black jumpsuit.

Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet of 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet of 60th Annual Golden Globe AwardsKMazur / WireImage

2004: That's a wrap! SJP finishes up the final season of "Sex and the City" looking fabulous in this teal skirt paired with a fitted blazer.

Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of the final season of "Sex and the City."
Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of the final season of "Sex and the City."James Devaney / WireImage

2008: SJP is a pro when it comes to wearing statement pieces with aplomb. Here she is attending the world premiere of "Sex and the City: The Movie" in New York.

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of "Sex and the City: The Movie" on May 27, 2008 in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of "Sex and the City: The Movie" on May 27, 2008 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage

2011: A dramatic cape can be over-the-top, but leave it to SJP to make this outfit addition look lovely.

Sarah Jessica Parker at the film presentation of "I Don't Know How She Does It"on August 28, 2011.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the film presentation of "I Don't Know How She Does It"on August 28, 2011.Epsilon / Getty Images

2014: SJP stole the show at the 2014 Met Ball. The actress was absolutely radiant in an Oscar de la Renta gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Met Gala on May 5, 2014.
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Met Gala on May 5, 2014.Jamie McCarthy / FilmMagic

2015: Parker's glittering gown at the New York City Ballet's fall gala was sheer genius.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)Mark Sagliocco / Getty Images

Happy birthday, SJP — we can't wait to see what you wear next!

This article was originally published Mar. 25, 2015 at 4:36 p.m. ET.