Sunday 24 June 2018

Claudine Keane adds modern twist to black tie dressing with structure white gown - and thigh high slit

(L to R) Claudine Keane, Gerald Kean and Sonya Valadi, Cecelia Ahern and Miriam Ahern
(L to R) Claudine Keane, Gerald Kean and Sonya Valadi, Cecelia Ahern and Miriam Ahern
Claudine Keane at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Claudine Keane with her mother Joan Palmer, left, and Roz Flanagan, right, at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Claire Devereux at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Georgina Byrne at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Claudine Keane at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Nicky Byrne at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Avila Lipsett at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern and Miriam Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern, Georgina Byrne and Miriam Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Paula Byrom and Dominique Byrom at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Terry McCoy and Miriam Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Sonya Valadi and Gerald Kean at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Claudine Keane knows how to work a red carpet.

The former model (34) stole the show at Saturday night's CARI Red Ball, in order to support old friends Miriam Ahern and her daughters Cecelia and Georgina. Claudine has been a staunch support of the children's support charity, of which Miriam has long been a patron.

Claudine Keane at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Claudine Keane at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

The mother-of-two turned heads in a backless white gown with thigh high zip detail and by Vatanika and in keeping with her big budget taste, the dress retailed for €813.99 from Revolve - not to mention the gold caged heels by Christian Louboutin. She was joined her by her mother Joan Palmer, who was dressed to impress in an off the shoulder metallic embellished bodycon gown.

Since moving home to Dublin from Beverly Hills in 2016 with husband Robbie Keane, she has largely kept her base in Malahide, where she spends the bulk of her time with her children Robert Jr (eight) and Hudson (two). It mightn't be for long though as Keane, who recently retired from international football, is being tipped for a management role in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Saturday night's inaugural ball attracted a host of wealthy supporters to a worthwhile cause, including celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean and his girlfriend of nearly one year, Sonya Valadi, who looked happier than ever as they posed for photographers on the red carpet. He donated a number of valuable items for auction, while TV3 star Alan Hughes hosted the festivities.

Georgina Ahern-Byrne was joined by her husband Nicky Byrne and Miriam Ahern was joined by her partner Terry McCoy.

Cecelia Ahern, Georgina Byrne and Miriam Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cecelia Ahern, Georgina Byrne and Miriam Ahern at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

CARI provides a professional child therapy and counselling service to children and families who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Sonya Valadi and Gerald Kean at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Sonya Valadi and Gerald Kean at The CARI Red Ball at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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