All that glitters! Meghan Markle puts on a stunning display in strapless $1,850 gold dress as she is joined by husband Prince Harry and mom Doria at glitzy New York gala - where she will accept 'Women of Vision' award from pal Gloria Steinem
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first joint red carpet appearance since the coronation tonight, when they stepped out in New York City to attend a glittering gala, where the Duchess will be honored with a 'Women of Vision' award by her pal Gloria Steinem. The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex was indeed a 'vision' as she arrived at the event, modeling a strapless $1,850 gold Johanna Ortiz dress that featured a key-hole cutout at the chest and which she paired with some strappy $1,350 gold heels from Tom Ford and a matching $1,100 clutch bag by Carolina Herrera. She appeared to have had her dress - which was created by a Colombia-born designer - altered for the occasion; images of the original design show it with straps, which the Duchess opted to go without. Harry joined his wife Meghan at the awards ceremony - where tickets cost a whopping $1,500, while tables cost a minimum of $15,000 - to watch on as she receives a 'Women of Vision' honor from her close friend, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, with organizers revealing that the Duchess is being celebrated for her 'lifelong advocacy for women and girls'. Meghan, whose appearance at the event comes ten days after she skipped her father-in-law King Charles' coronation ceremony, went full glam for the occasion, modeling a smoky eye and nude lip, while her long brunette hair was styled in loose waves that she wore swept over one shoulder - allowing the strapless design of her textured gown to shine. She added further glitz to the glam in the form of several pricey pieces of jewelry, including two diamond bracelets and a $7,350 gold Cartier Love Bracelet, as well as a pair of sparking hoop earrings from budget-friendly brand J. Crew. One of the glittering accessories on her wrist appeared to be a Cartier design that was once owned by Harry's late mother Princess Diana, which the Duchess has been seen sporting on several occasions, including during the Sussexes' bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. The Duke of Sussex opted for his signature navy suit, which he wore with a white shirt and pale blue tie - while his mother-in-law Doria chose a more low-key black dress, accessorizing the look with some black slingback heels and a black clutch bag. While the Sussexes were seen beaming from ear-to-ear as they arrived at the event, they seemed keen to avoid any prying questions - opting to skip the event's red carpet livestream after entering via the back of the Ziegfeld Ballroom. In a rather unglamorous start to the evening's proceedings, the pair were seen making their way into the venue via a Hertz car rental arena located at the rear of the space. Meghan is however expected to speak during the ceremony, where she will be honored by activist Gloria, with whom she has formed a close friendship since the Sussexes' moved to California following their decision to quit their royal roles in 2020. The Women of Vision website gushes that the mother-of-two is 'a feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity, and global role model'. 'Meghan is also a passionate advocate for family rights, and an investor in dynamic female founded companies,' the Duchess' bio on the awards site continues. 'Meghan is noted as one of the most powerful and influential women in the world, topping lists such as TIME Magazine's Most Influential People, The Financial Times' 25 Most Influential Women, Variety Power of Women, and British Vogue's Vogue 25.'
Via: Daily Mail