Monica Lewinsky Comes Out of Hiding, Attends NYC Art Gala: Red Carpet Picture

Celebrity News May. 23, 2014 AT 8:45PM
Monica Lewinsky At a rare public event, Monica Lewinsky attended an art gala on Thursday, May 22, in NYC and stole the show -- see the red carpet picture! Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The blue dress is buried for good! Monica Lewinsky attended a benefit in NYC on Thursday, May 22, stealing the spotlight in a black and pink dress.

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Lewinsky's surprise appearance at NYC hotspot Cipriani Wall Street for the Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit comes just two weeks after she broke her silence in a Vanity Fair essay. "It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," 40-year-old Lewinsky wrote of her late-90s White House affair with former President Bill Clinton. "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened."

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Wearing a strapless coral dress with a black sheer sleeve overlay, Lewinsky beamed for her latest outing. The former White House intern walked the red carpet Thursday evening with Vanity Fair's Editor of Creative Development David Friend.

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The art soiree honored New York artist Robert Longo, whom Lewinsky is said to admire. The New York Times reported Friday, May 23: "All of the art-world wattage in the room was eclipsed, however, by an appearance from Monica Lewinsky," while adding, "She was huge fan of Longo and was honored to be invited."

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