The New York City Ballet 2023 Fall Fashion Gala proved to be a star-studded event in New York City on Thursday evening.
Vanessa Williams was among the celebrities and high-profile personalities who supported the event at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
Before the ceremony, the 60-year-old actress, singer, producer and dancer made her way to the red carpet, where she struck a series of poses for photographers in a navy dress with silver accents along the top.
The former Miss America, who is married to Jim Skrip, wore some jewelry including dangling earrings, a bracelet on her right wrist and a ring.
To complete her overall look, the actress had her long locks dyed blonde and tied back into a ponytail with a part in the middle.
Beautiful: Vanessa Williams, 60, was the epitome of elegance as she attended the New York City Ballet’s 2023 Fall Fashion Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Thursday
Vanessa and Jim celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary this past July 4th.
Williams enjoys sharing pictures of her four adult children on Instagram, including 23-year-old Sasha Fox, whom she shares with her ex-husband and former NBA star Rick Fox. and her son Devin Hervey, 30, and two daughters Melanie Hervey, 36, and Jillian Hervey, 34, all from her first marriage to film producer Ramon Hervey II.
The former couple had been married for about ten years when they finalized their divorce in 1997.
She was married to Fox, who was best known for his time with the LA Lakers from 1999 to 2004.
While Williams became the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America, she was forced to resign just weeks later after a scandal arose following the publication of nude photos of her in Penthouse magazine.
But in the end, Williams showed great resilience by bouncing back from the controversy and finding success as both an actress and a singer throughout her career.
Elegance: The former Miss America looked beautiful in a navy blue dress with silver accents at the neckline and her dyed blonde tresses tied in a ponytail
Flying solo: The actress was stunning in the floor-length dress
Duo: Williams and husband Jim Skrip celebrated their eight-year marriage anniversary on July 4th; They are pictured in 2018, three years after the wedding
Family Matters: Williams gushed about spending time with her daughter Sasha Fox, 23, and son Devin Hervey, 30, in an Instagram post four days earlier
Family Matters: Willams also gushed about spending time with her other two daughters — Melanie Hervey, 36, and Jillian Hervey, 34 — in a November 2022 Instagram post
The NYCB’s Annual Fall Gala for Ballet and Fashion was conceived by NYCB Executive Vice President Sarah Jessica Parker and opened in 2012 with a gala celebration by legendary designer Valentino.
According to Dance Informa, this annual ballet and fashion gala event has raised more than $27 million for NYCB since its inception in 2012.
Chairs for this 11th edition of the event included the likes of Parker, as well as co-chairs Georgina Bloomberg, Andy Cohen, Laverne Cox, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Jill Kargman, Diane Kruger, Mazdack and Zanna Rassi, Jordan Roth and Lizzie Tisch.
Other high-profile people who supported us included Matthew Broderick, Norman Reedus, Amy Sedaris, Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, Patti LuPone, Dianna Agron, Naomi Watts, Ariana DeBose, Justin Theroux, Sofia Hublitz, Molly Ringwald, Victoria Brito, Nicky Rothschild-Hilton, Bridget Everett, Ubah Hassan, Deborah Roberts, Al Roker and Karen Pittman, among many others.