30 OCTOBER 2007

Sharing the spotlight with the likes of covergirls May Anderson, Petra Nemcova and Leonardo DiCaprio's stunning ex Bar Rafaeli, most women wouldn't get a look in. Joan Collins is not like most women, though. The grand dame of glamour stole the limelight at a New York charity gala this week, displaying the kind of high-octane elegance that continues to keep heads turning year after year.

Stepping out in one of this season's hottest fashion trends - black satin - the former Dynasty star gave her outfit a Hollywood twist with a white fur stole and dazzling diamond drop earrings.

Still looking fabulous as she approaches her 75th birthday, Joan puts her ever youthful appearance down to luck, make-up, moderation in everything and contentment. "I've never been happier than I am with my husband now," she says of her other half Percy Gibson, who joined her at the glitzy event.

Also in attendance at the do - which raised funds for cancer research - were a host of ladies from the world of R&B music. Among them were British chanteuse Joss Stone and US divas Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan, all of whom took to the stage to perform.

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The British screen veteran looked a million dollars as she stepped out to a New York charity gala in elegant black satin Photo: © Getty ImagesClick on photos for gallery
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Also upping the glamour quotient at the do were Leonardo DiCaprio's Israeli model ex Bar Rafaeli (left) and her catwalk contemporary May Anderson Photo: © Getty Images