17 JANUARY 2008

Faced with the challenge of holding her own at a Chanel gala guaranteed to be teaming with long-limbed supermodels, Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo rose to the occasion with a sensational Roaring Twenties-style ensemble.

At the couture house's black-and-white-themed 'Night Of Diamonds' do - which was also attended by Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen - the TV medic was on glittering form.

Ellen dazzled in a satin top with outsize bow detail and diamante-encrusted panelled skirt. To complete The Great Gatsby-era look, her hair had been crimped and waved into a flattering flapper style.

The small-screen favourite wasn't the only one having fun with their sartorial style at the New York party launching Chanel's new limited-edition jewellery collection.

Fashion heiress Margherita Missoni - who's the face of her designer mum's perfume - was pretty in a flirty white cocktail dress with a ruffled bodice. As was Susan Sarandon's actress 22-year-old daughter Eva, whose father is director Franco Amurri, who stepped out in a sequin-encrusted little black dress.

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The TV actress, who arrived on the arm of her new husband Chris Ivery, seemed to have taken the novels of Jazz Age author F Scott Fitzgerald as her inspiration at a recent New York galaPhoto: © Getty ImagesClick on photos for gallery
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Escorted by her partner Ed Burns, Christy Turlington showed off her slinky take on the black and white dress codePhoto: © Getty Images