Chris Martin's a VERY lucky man! Gwyneth Paltrow bares her toned figure in revealing cut-out dress
08:32 GMT, 16 October 2012
She's 40 years old and Gwyneth Paltrow is looking better than ever.
So while it might've been fun to malign the actress and mother-of-two for her holier than though posturings on macrobiotic diets and the daily recipe updates on her website, Goop, you can't argue that it doesn't work for the stunning blonde.
On Monday night, she looked incredible, perhaps her best ever, in a cut-out Michael Kors dress for his Golden Heart Gala in New York.
Knockout: Gwyneth Paltrow looked sensational in Michael Kors for the designer's Golden Heart Gala at New York's Cunard Building
Twitter was buzzing with fans complemented her flawless look, and Kors himself spoke for the majority when he wrote a line of praise for the star.
The designer tweeted: 'Chic, glamorous and the ultimate philanthropist, @GwynethPaltrow looks fabulous in my black cut-out dress #GoldenHeart.'
Dream team: Gwyneth with her friends Ryan Murphy and Michael Kors
Back to black: The 40-year-old speaks on stage
Chris Martin's wife set the rather complicated but stunning dress off perfectly with slicked back Bond girl ponytail and subtle gold studs.
She kept her make up minimal.
And using a stroke of genius, Gwyneth (or her stylist) opted for bright white shoes, which ensured the look remained fresh and not hideously black-tie and '80s.
Pin-ups: Victoria' Secret model Erin Heatherton (left) and swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker looked eye-catching
Gorgeous dames: Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (left) and Leigh Lezark looked glam
Family affair: Model Patti Hansen and her daughters Theodora (left) and Alexandra (right) all wore very different black ensembles
Gwyneth was there to show support for
her long-term friend, and Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, who was being
honoured with the Outstanding Service to the Community award.
In addition to Murphy, famed designer Michael Kors received the Lifetime Achievement award for his continued philanthropic work.
website describes the awards as 'as a model of how the strengths and
resources of the private and public sectors combine to support God’s
Love We Deliver in our critical work'.
Racy in lace: Alexandra Richards, left, and Karolina Kurkova, right vamped it up on the red carpet
Golden girls: Chanel Iman and Cody Horn glittered in tribute to the night
Wonder Women: Karoline Kurkova and and Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter turned out in their finest
Red carpet: Olivia Munn (left) and Better Midler also attended
Friends in high places: Kors is joined on-stage by Wintour, Blaine Trump and Midler
Taking their seats: (L-R) Bette Midler, designer Michael Kors and editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour
What a gas! Bette joined Michael Kors on stage at the event