Ashlee Simpson: Backless Gown Stuns At NYC Gala

Ashlee Simpson’s backless gown stunned the crowd on the red carpet at the 2013 American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala at NYC’s Lincoln Center on Monday. The 28-year-old showed off her amazing look in a black lace design by Alice + Olivia.

The backless gown featured feathered trim at the waist along with the cut-out back and she topped it off with emerald green earrings. Not many people can pull off a pony-tail and look great on a red carpet, but Simpson did just that.

Her fashionable style turned heads at the NYC Gala and she even showed some skin while pulling off the dress with a little attitude and flair. She out-shined multiple stars on the night, including model Coco Rocha and actresses Lucy Liu and Uma Thurman who were also in attendance.

It’s easy to note that Ashlee Simpson’s backless gown stole the show before it even started. Her fashion sense has turned her into a red carpet icon, though it didn’t always look that way.

Simpson has distanced herself from the pop star look she once knew and is now as glamorous as ever. This isn’t the first time her style’s made headlines as she stunned the crowd at the opening of the Marquee Nightclub in Sydney, Australia in April of 2012.

The actress wore an olive-colored Roberto Cavalli dress to the event which featured a python-print. Monday she looked even better, and here’s a Twitter fan page post to prove it:

Ashlee Simpson spent Mother’s Day with her 4-year-old son Bronx the day before the Gala and even posted a photo of some flowers she received:

There’s no telling if the flowers came from ex-husband Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boys, though he’s recently credited Simpson for being a great mother.

“I feel like we both realize that we’re parents and we’re in it for our kid. That’s made it really easy,” Wentz said on Bravo’s April 15th episode of Watch What Happens Live. “I feel like, as a mom, she’s awesome. She’s an awesome mom and we get along really well when it comes to our kid now.”

The busy mother and Pete Wentz split in 2011, but it hasn’t stopped Simpson from strutting her stuff and enjoying herself at the occasional event.

Did you like Ashlee Simpson’s backless gown that she featured at the NYC Gala on Monday?

[Image via Eva Rinaldi]