It was a night of many stars, but none shined brighter than Lily James at The Prince’s Trust Gala in New York City on Thursday evening. 

The 33-year-old British actress shimmered in a strapless number while attending the star-studded event, hosted by Motown legend Lionel Richie. The annual event aimed to funds for The Prince’s Trust, which provides support to vulnerable young people across the globe. 

The top of her couture dress featured a jewelled silver top which featured a triangular cutout on the torso which showcased her enviable abs. Lily’s stunning ensemble also featured a long black skirt which kissed the floor as she sported heels. 

Her raven-colored locks were worn  down and tucked behind her ear to show off her diamond-encrusted earrings which matched her dress.Lily showcased her stunning bone-structure with pink make-up including blush and lip. The Prince’s Trust was established by Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1976 at a time of widespread unemployment in the United Kingdom.

Over 45 years later, the charity continues to help ‘thousands of young people every day who are facing tremendous hardships, from unemployment to social exclusion, to poverty, mental health issues, disability, or abuse.’

Without the proper help and programs  like the ones funded and orchestrated by The Prince’s Trust many young people would ‘struggle to move forward in education or employment, and consequently become increasingly at risk of to poverty, ill health, exploitation in their adult lives.’

According to the charity’s official website, The Prince’s Trust has helped ‘nearly one million vulnerable young people’ in the United Kingdom since its inception.

Providing relief on a global scale, The Prince’s Trust in the UK works alongside Prince’s Trust International, Prince’s Trust Australia, Prince’s Trust New Zealand, Prince’s Trust Canada and now Prince’s Trust USA.

It is reported on The Prince’s Trust website that the charity aims to deliver support to young people in the countries of ‘Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rwanda, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom.’

Ahead of Thursday’s star-studded soiree, gala chairs Lionel Richie and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful released a statement expressing delight over the opportunity to ‘celebrate the global work of The Prince’s Trust and to support young people from around the world to transform their lives and build their futures.’

Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid were two of the biggest stars at the event as they looked very fashionable at the gala.Bella, 25, stormed the red carpet with her 27-year-old sister in a glamorous black strapless dress that highlighted her sculpted shoulders.


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