Holly Valance steps out in figure hugging halterneck black frock as she dresses to the nines for cocktail event

Hell for leather: Holly Valance steps out in figure hugging halterneck black frock as she dresses to the nines for cocktail event

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00:03 GMT, 31 July 2012

She's due to walk down the aisle and marry fiance Nick Candy soon.

And now Holly Valance is showing exactly how lucky the millionaire is as she stepped out earlier this evening showing off her perfect physique.

The former pop star and actress turned up to the Royal Academy of Arts in London’s Piccadilly to support the Government’s GREAT Campaign.

Lovery in leather: Holly Valance also stood out in a figure hugging leather-inspired dress

Lovely in leather: Holly Valance stood out in a figure hugging leather-inspired dress as she stepped out in London tonight

And she ensured all eyes were on her as she dressed to impress to be appropriate next to the prestigious guests turning up.

Valance mixed with the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, while supermodel Lily Cole was also a stand out guest.

Holly wore a stunning halterneck leather dress, although it looked still demure thanks to its kneelength style.

Figure hugging: She stood out in the body accentuating dress with high heels at the Royal Academy of Arts

Figure hugging: She stood out in the body accentuating dress with high heels at the Royal Academy of Arts

Smitten: She was joined by fiance Nick Candy, who looked dapper in a suit and shirt

Smitten: She was joined by fiance Nick Candy, who looked dapper in a suit and shirt

She posed next to Candy, who looked dapper in a shirt and suit.

And Holly finished her look off with some skyhigh strappy heels, while she was joined by Lily Cole, who was equally dressed to impress.

The catwalk star looked ravishing as she displayed her supermodel legs in the jacket-dress.

Lily's scarlet frock stood out with the satin material and she co-ordinated to perfection with red lips to match.

Cole, 24, finished off her look with her hair worn in an up 'do, while she wore intricate heels on her feet.

Scarlet lady: Model Lily Cole stands out in a red jacket-dress as she shows up to the Creative Industries Reception in London

Scarlet lady: Model Lily Cole stands out in a red jacket-dress as she shows up to the Creative Industries Reception in London

Scarlet lady: Model Lily Cole stands out in a red jacket-dress as she shows up to the Creative Industries Reception in London

Dressed to impress: She joined the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minster David Cameron at the prestigious event

Dressed to impress: She joined the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minster David Cameron at the prestigious event

She joined the likes of Kate, who looked elegant in a dove grey dress by designer Roksanda Ilincic.

The Duchess was greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron – and is thought to be the first picture of them photographed together.

The Duchess completed her outfit with a pair of the palest pale grey
suede heels, tan tights and hooped Kiki McDonough earrings with swept back hair.

Other stars to attend included radio and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, who wore a white baggy dress with turquoise heels to show her support.

Ladies' night: Fearne Cotton and Kimberly Wyatt also turned out in their frocks for an evening of entertainment

Ladies' night: Fearne Cotton and Kimberly Wyatt also turned out in their frocks for an evening of entertainment

Ladies' night: Fearne Cotton and Kimberly Wyatt also turned out in their frocks for an evening of entertainment

Stylish: Kate showed up in a dove grey dress by Roksanda Ilincic to greet the other guests in attendance

Stylish: Kate showed up in a dove grey dress by Roksanda Ilincic to greet the other guests in attendance

Star turn out: Singer Lulu, actress Michelle Ryan and artist Tracey Emin were also on hand for the event tonight


Star turn out: Singer Lulu, actress Michelle Ryan and artist Tracey Emin were also on hand for the event tonight

Star turn out: Singer Lulu, actress Michelle Ryan and artist Tracey Emin were also on hand for the event tonight

Star turn out: Singer Lulu, actress Michelle Ryan and artist Tracey Emin were also on hand for the event tonight

Former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt wore a printed mini-dress, while Claudia Winkleman went for an all black ensemble consisting of trousers and a loose top.

As for the men, X Factor star Joe McElderry looked dapper in a suit, as did Amy Winehouse's father Mitch.

And it was down to Henry Holland and Nick Grimshaw to show up in their trendy garbs.

Poser: Actress Tina Hobley showed off her legs in black mini-dress on a large 'G' sign

Poser: Actress Tina Hobley showed off her legs in black mini-dress on a large 'G' sign

Dapper: Joe McElderry and Mitch Winehouse ensured they looked their best in suits for the lavish occasion

Dapper: Joe McElderry and Mitch Winehouse ensured they looked their best in suits for the lavish occasion

Dapper: Joe McElderry and Mitch Winehouse ensured they looked their best in suits for the lavish occasion

Matching hair: Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and designer Henry Holland posed together before heading in for the night

Matching hair: Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and designer Henry Holland posed together before heading in for the night

Lovely in beige: Steps in singer walked out in a satin asymmetrical dress and matching clutch bag

Lovely in beige: Steps in singer walked out in a satin asymmetrical dress and matching clutch bag

Singer Lulu and artist Tracey Emin were also in attendance.

Opening the event, the Prime Minister David Cameron made a short speech
and revealed a fascinating conversation he enjoyed with Prince William
at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games with Prince William.

Showing their support: Stella McCartney, Hayley Westenra and Claudia Winkleman were also on the power guestlist

Showing their support: Stella McCartney, Hayley Westenra and Claudia Winkleman were also on the power guestlist

Showing their support: Stella McCartney, Hayley Westenra and Claudia Winkleman were also on the power guestlist

Showing their support: Stella McCartney, Hayley Westenra and Claudia Winkleman were also on the power guestlist

Turning to the Duchess, he said: 'My favourite part of the opening
ceremony was when your husband leant over and said to me 'I don't know
if you know, Prime Minister, but my grandmother is a great fan of Dizzee
Rascal.'

The star-studded bash was thrown by The Founders Forum to celebrate UK
culture, creativity, art and entertainment on the back of the GREAT
initiative, which is itself designed to showcase Britain’s capabilities
and to promote our economic potential abroad on the back of both the
Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games.