By Emily Borrett.
The stars were all out for a good cause last night in the Big Apple to celebrate the 25th anniversary of FINCA, an organisation that strives to create work opportunities and improve the standards of living for some of the world’s poorest.
The UK’s own Florence Welch was there looking like a sexy Victorian governess in a dramatic sweep of black draped velvet against snow-white skin and auburn hair – an alternative fashion beauty all the way. Viva Florence! It was only a matter of time before NYC decided to recognise the girl. Also there was cutting edge stylist Kate Young in an adorably oversized cream pussy-bow, teamed with a slouchy blazer and stonking heels, looking like a little kitten we want to take home and spoil. She was definitely giving her companion Jason Wu a run for his money (though you looked lovely in your suit as well, Jase, don’t worry.)
Representing those of the silver screen were Jake Gyllenhaal looking like Mr. Tom Ford in a classic black and white suit, and Adventureland star Margarita Levieva, who showed off her enviable curves in a demure navy tea dress that was neatly nipped in at the waist with a patent skinny belt. With a career that’s really only just beginning to take off, we’ve seen little of this actress, but her style tells us that we want to see more. Watch this fashion space.
However, the true star of the night was FINCA ambassador and actress Natalie Portman, who was looking breathtaking in a classic white minidress from Christian Dior. We’ve all been told by magazines and designers that the LWD (little white dress) is set to become the new classic LBD and, personally, I’ve been a little sceptical – but looking at how Natalie’s rocked the dress, maybe we should reconsider.
Check the gallery above to see who attended the gala.