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

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! 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.

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."

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.

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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