Belles of the ball prove less is more as elegance carries the night in New York

Jane Last

HAVE perma-tanned celebrities flashing orange flesh in barely-there outfits had their day?

Elegance was the key note at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in New York last night.

Uma Thurman was covered head to toe in a blue velvet gown, while Selena Gomez wore a full-length frock in black and gold.

Pop star Katy Perry looked equally elegant in a long embellished purple gown, with a sheer cape covering her arms and shoulders, while model Selita Ebanks was the lady in red.