When it comes to red carpet fashion, no one treads the fine line between style and comfort better than Australian icon Dame Olivia Newton-John.
The 71-year-old looked effortlessly cool on Saturday as she attended the annual G’Day USA 2020 gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Now in its 17th year, G’Day USA is Australia’s top American economic and cultural diplomacy push, and this year stars gathered to raise money for bushfire relief.
Proving you don’t need to sacrifice your comfort and wear towering heels to make a statement on the red carpet, Olivia completed her stylish ensemble with a pair of flat lace-up boots instead. The chunky shoes also added a touch of glamour as they were decorated with eye-catching silver studs.
The Xanadu star stuck to a black and gold theme for the occasion, wearing a slim-fitting pair of black slacks which featured stunning embroidery of a peacock on the left leg. She wore a loose gold and black chiffon shirt tucked into her pants and threw on an oversized black blazer to finish the look, which also featured an embroidered design on the shoulder.
Olivia was joined at the star-studded event by her husband of 11-years John Easterling, who looked dapper in a smart navy suit and pale blue shirt.
The Grease star’s niece Tottie Goldsmith also accompanied her to the event and the actress, 57, looked smouldering in a tight-fitting black jumpsuit which she paired with a pair of towering black heeled sandals.
Last week the showbiz icon gave an update on her health as she battles cancer for the third time, telling the Herald Sun that she credits the use of medicinal cannabis and natural therapies for the fact that her tumours have shrunk.
“When people hear metastatic breast cancer or cancer there’s still this stigma that people don’t believe that you can recover, well you can,” Olivia told the news outlet.
“There are ways. I know lots of people who have been given really terrible diagnoses who have done really well with the right treatment and they’re not always chemo and radiation either.”
Olivia was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, resulting a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy.
She then went into remission until 2013 when the cancer returned, with the actress undergoing another round of treatment. However the star was diagnosed once again in 2017 after a tumour was located in her lower spine.