On Friday, Ben Affleck’s non-profit Eastern Congo Initiative hosted a fundraiser that kicked off Formula 1’s Grand Prix event in Las Vegas this weekend. The Las Vegas Poker Tournament was held at Lavo at The Venetian Resort, and Affleck’s wife Jennifer Lopez dressed on theme. The star stunned in a sexy cutout dress in black, with panels covered in silver rhinestones by English designer David Koma.
The gown’s bodice was composed of two panels that fused into a choker neckline and revealed her toned torso and bust. The skirt had a thigh high slit, and she stepped a leg out to show her high-heeled sandals in black.
Lopez left her hair down in long honey brown waves, and wore silver snake-shaped earrings by Reza, as well as several rings. She was carrying a black clutch purse to match the gown. The pop star posted several shots of the look on Instagram as well, standing in what looks like one of the resort’s hallways.
Affleck wore a classic three-piece suit in deep blue over a white button down shirt. The organization supports Congolese-led causes, particularly around economic development, and the actor told People in 2017 that his work there is “one of the greatest, most awe-inspiring experiences of my life thus far.”
The event was attended by Jon Hamm, Anna Osceola, Jimmy Kimmel, Colton Underwood, James Marsden, Lukas Haas, Tobey Maguire, and Cara Delevingne.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Lopez shared that her relationship with Affleck is proof that “true love does exist.”
“Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life,” she said. “I honestly felt like I was going to die. It sent me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending. It has the most would-never-happen-in-Hollywood ending.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.