Charlize Theron was a vision of elegance on Thursday inas she walked the red carpet for the grand opening of a new Breitling boutique.
The 46-year-old actress was marking the opening of the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s new Madison Avenue store with Misty Copeland, 39.
The Oscar-winning Monster star sat down with the ballerina for a conversation as part of the brand’s Spotlight Squad, which is its attempt to connect to women buyers.
Grand opening: Charlize Theron, 46, shimmered in a white satin dress at the opening of a new Breitling Madison Avenue boutique on Thursday in New York City
Charlize looked glamorous in her shimmering white satin dress, which draped down to the ground.
She contrasted the look with a chic double-breasted black blazer, which she rolled the sleeves up on and left unbuttoned.
She had her lovely blond tresses styled in a wavy bob with her hair swept behind one ear.
The Prometheus actress kept her accessories to a minimum, except for her silver Breitling wristwatch.
Chic: Charlize contrasted the look with a double-breasted black blazer, which she rolled the sleeves up on and left unbuttoned; seen with Misty Copeland
Impressive lineup: She was joined by ballerina Misty Copeland, designer Donna Karan and Breitling CEO Georges Kern
Joining her was Misty, who looked lovely in a voluminous white dress with a thick skirt and long sleeves.
The dance extraordinaire had her dark tresses tied back in a bun, and she elevated her 5ft2in stature with pointy silver heels.
Joining the two women in the boutique were designer Donna Karan, who dressed in all black, and Breitling CEO Georges Kern.
The two celebrity ambassadors got a tour of the store from Kern before addressing the attendees.
During their chat, Charlize said she was drawn to the brand by its focus on appealing to women.
Lay of the land: The two celebrity ambassadors got a tour of the store from Kern before addressing the attendees
Women first: During their chat, Charlize said she was drawn to the brand by its focus on appealing to women
Fighting back: ‘Being born in South Africa and coming from a place with so much turmoil, it’s kind of like in my bones to fight injustices,’ she said
‘Being born in South Africa and coming from a place with so much turmoil, it’s kind of like in my bones to fight injustices,’ she said, via. ‘There is a way to live your life in a way that your actions are putting forth what you believe verbally, and I have always believed that we need more representation.
‘Whenever I can be a part of something like that, that’s a good message to send out there,’ she continued. ‘I’ve got two young girls who are both African American and I want them to see people who look like them and I want them to be inspired.’
She also spoke about how her Africa Outreach Project had temporarily pivoted from its goals to protect African youths from HIV/AIDS to helping to stop the spread of Covid-19.
‘We’re working with a two-prong approach in advocacy and getting misinformation deleted in communities where we know it’s prevalent and also supporting grassroots organizations who have access to vaccines,’ she said. ‘That’s been a realty big program especially on the continent of Africa. I think we’re at less than six percent of Africans have been vaccinated.
She added that her work on HIV/AIDS outreach had shown her that marginalized communities always suffer the most from ‘global crises.’
Helping out: She also spoke about how her Africa Outreach Project had temporarily pivoted from its goals to protect African youths from HIV/AIDS to helping to stop the spread of Covid-19
The South African actress last month spoke withabout her career, saying she’s most proud of her ‘longevity’ as an actress over the past 26 years.
‘For every actor that’s probably the most important thing,’ she said. ‘I always knew that I really liked this job and I really wanted to try and do it for as long as I possibly could. As an actor, your biggest fear is always that with this constant great new turn out of talent that somehow people will forget about you.’
She said that when she ‘was younger’ the notion of making a living from acting exclusively ‘was such a dream.’
Theron continued, ‘It’s a tricky thing to achieve in this business,’ adding that selecting the right projects plays a major factor.
Still standing: The South African actress last month spoke with Elle about her career, saying she’s most proud of her ‘longevity’ as an actress over the past 26 years
‘I feel proud of the things that I said “no” to,’ Theron said. ‘And I feel proud of the things that I said “yes” to, it was all in order to build a long career.’
Theron, who is mother to daughters Jackson, 10, and August, six, also spoke about balancing her time between parenting, her career, her activism and position as a UN ambassador.
‘I mean the balance is a very tricky thing as a single parent, no matter what job you have, but especially when you have a job that makes you travel,’ she said. ‘But that’s always evolving as my kids are getting a little older.
‘They’re not just little kids that don’t even have an awareness of where they’re going. They’re at an age now where they have interests and things to do after school!’
Theron said she and her family ‘had a really good isolation process’ at the onset of the pandemic at their Los Angeles home.
‘I was with the people I love the most, my children and my mom,’ she said. ‘There was an acknowledgement and understanding that this was time that I would never normally have with my family and so in that regard I really enjoyed it.’
Beating the odds: She said that when she ‘was younger’ the notion of making a living from acting exclusively ‘was such a dream.’ Theron continued, ‘It’s a tricky thing to achieve in this business’
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