Gwyneth Paltrow does effortless elegance at Bent on Learning benefit

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Gwyneth Paltrow at the annual Bent on Learning benefit in New YorkPicture perfect: Gwynnie was the guest of honour at the 3rd annual Bent on Learning benefit in NY. Photos:PA

We could all do with taking a leaf out of Gwyneth Paltrow's style book. The actress-turned-singer-turned-life coach gave us all a lesson in how to work effortless elegance when she appeared at the annual Bent on Learning benefit in New York last night.

The 38-year-old was being honoured for her commitment and service to the yoga industry (yes, that's an actual thing) during the evening, which was rather appropriately held at the Urban Zen Centre in NYC.

Gwynnie put her best foot forward in an elegant metallic grey draped Alexander Wang dress which was cinched in at the waist with a thin black band, teamed with chic ankle-strap heels and seriously smooth locks.

Add to that some immaculate bronze-tone make-up, a perfect smile and general all round radiance a la Paltrow, and you've got yourself one elegant look that, as we have already established, looks utterly effortless.

Just how does she do it?

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The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Back when Gwyneth Paltrow first found fame, she demonstrated a penchant for the more daring of designs when it came to her red carpet styling. The fledgling starlet ensured she got noticed at the premiere of Shakespeare in Love in this sheer embellished creation.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Who can forget that candy pink Oscars frock? Gwynnie opted for this all-encompassing bubblegum Ralph Lauren dress to walk the red carpet with dad Bruce Paltrow, and in which she later collected her Best Actress prize. Perhaps not her most stylish look ever, but a memorable one, nonetheless.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth showed she was fast earning her style stripes when she walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in this glistening Valentino design, and on the arm of the designer himself.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth stole the show at the 2005 Oscars, when she showed off her impressive post-baby figure in this nude Stella McCartney frock, with full satin skirt. Long flowing locks and a smattering of jewels completed the A-list look.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

One of our favourite Gwyneth style moments of all time, the actress was a knockout at the 2007 Oscars in this stunning Zac Posen fishtail gown.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth had jaws hitting the floor at the London premiere of Iron Man back in 2008. Those legs! That hair! It wasn't just her newly chopped locks that got everyone talking, it was her amazing figure, in that thigh-skimming LBD. Yummy mummy indeed.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth opted for another micro-minidress at the 2009 Grammys, hitting the stage in this glittering Versace number, paired with subtle grey tights and statement heels.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Another outing, another Versace style hit from Gwynnie. The actress had us all falling in love with her stunning ombre Atelier Versace dress at the 2010 CMAs, which included a cheeky cut-away side panel and thigh-high split.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth reserved one of her most daring red carpet looks to date for the LA premiere of Country Strong, flashing the flesh in this risque Emilio Pucci dress. On some, this could have looked trashy, but somehow Ms Paltrow makes it look classy.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth's gorgeous silver Calvin Klein column dress had her making all the best dressed lists at this year's Oscars. Everything, from the minimal frock, to the sleek locks and glowing makeup, is perfection.

The Perfect 10: Gwyneth Paltrow