10/02/2012 04:36 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Making An Impact? Kate Winslet's Classic Black At CFDA Show

Actress Kate Winslet opted for a classic little black dress as she attended the Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA show ahead of New York Fashion Week on Thursday night (9 Feb).

Making an Impact? Kate Winslet's classic black at CFDA show Photo: Rex

The Oscar-winner attended the show wearing a slinky long-sleeved dress, teamed with black peep toe shoes, a black box clutch and a silver cuff and earrings.

We found ourselves wondering why Kate had played it quite so safe at an event titled 'Impact' and we realised that if she had worn anything more racy or quirky than this she might well have been mistaken for an exhibit!

Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA celebrates the Council of Fashion Designers of America through around 100 garments and accessories designed by the CFDA's "most impactful creators of the last fifty years".

Just a few of the big names with pieces included in the exhibition are:

Halston, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Rudi Gernreich, Bob Mackie, James Galanos, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Isabel Toledo, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler.

Making an Impact? Kate Winslet's classic black at CFDA show Photo: Getty

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