Katie Holmes cuts an angelic figure in white as she leads the star-studded crowd at Skin Cancer Foundation's Champions for Change Gala

It was a night to honor those who've made strides in the fight against melanoma and other skin cancers, and the stars were out in full force at the 2019 gala on Thursday night.

Katie Holmes was among the famous faces at the Skin Cancer Foundation's Champions for Change Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, in a look that was classy, elegant and light as air.

The Dawson's Creek star wore a long-sleeved white satin midi dress affixed with numerous small metal hooks or buckles. 

White after Labor Day is A-OK: Katie Holmes was among the famous faces at the Skin Cancer Foundation's Champions for Change Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Thursday

White after Labor Day is A-OK: Katie Holmes was among the famous faces at the Skin Cancer Foundation's Champions for Change Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Thursday

Katie, 40, paired the pretty garment with a matching white bucket purse as well as white pointed pumps.

The ex of Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx wore her brunette hair down in relaxed waves against her shoulders.

Holmes' makeup for the evening was also quite pretty, with a faint touch of blue eye shadow paired with a nudish pink lip. 

The movie star had a genuine smile on her face at the benefit, and seemed carefree and happy to be at the center of attention. 

Exuding charm: Katie shined in a look that was classy, elegant and light as air

Exuding charm: Katie shined in a look that was classy, elegant and light as air

Picture perfect: Katie wore white pointed pumps on her feet
Gal about town: She paired the pretty garment with a matching white bucket purse

Perfect mix of hard and soft: The Dawson's Creek star wore a long-sleeved white satin midi dress affixed with numerous small metal hooks or buckles

Copy Katie in an embellished dress by Marni

Whether she’s walking a red carpet or the pavements of New York, Katie Holmes does it in style. Spotted doing the latter this week, Katie wowed in white wearing a dress by Marni.

Crafted from super soft satin, this dress falls just above the knee and is adorned with ring embellishment – talk about making a statement!

Teamed with matching courts and bucket bag, this ethereal look gets our vote.

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Others in attendance included recent Saturday Night Live host David Harbour, 44, with his Brit rocker flame Lily Allen. 

The pair looked rather boho chic at the event, each with their long hair done up in various messy knots.

Harbour, who is most known for his role of Jim Hopper on Netflix's Stranger Things, was dressed smartly in all black, while Allen, 34, was in a busy floral prairie dress with a pink bow. 

It's a look: Others in attendance included recent Saturday Night Live host David Harbour, with his flame Lily Allen

It's a look: Others in attendance included recent Saturday Night Live host David Harbour, with his flame Lily Allen

Boho: The pair looked rather boho chic at the event, each with their long hair done up in various knots

Boho: The pair looked rather boho chic at the event, each with their long hair done up in various knots

Joining the pair, standing on Lily's other side for photos, was the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan.

The MCU and I, Tonya actor twinned Harbour in head-to-toe black, and sported a chiseled, stubbly face and crisp haircut. 

Rounding out the evening's attendees was two-time Academy Award winner and Broadway legend Dianne Wiest. 

Wiest, 71, looked elegant in an eggplant-colored draped column dress, worn under an artfully wrapped black shawl.

Dianne and Katie, who performed on the Broadway stage together in a brilliant production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons in 2008, took the opportunity to pose for pictures inside the event as well.

Look who: Joining the pair, standing on Lily's other side for photos, was the Winter Soldier himself Sebastian Stan (right)

Look who: Joining the pair, standing on Lily's other side for photos, was the Winter Soldier himself Sebastian Stan (right)

Regal: Rounding out the evening's attendees was two-time Academy Award winner and Broadway legend Dianne Wiest

Regal: Rounding out the evening's attendees was two-time Academy Award winner and Broadway legend Dianne Wiest

Acting buddies: Dianne and Katie, who performed on Broadway together in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, took the opportunity to pose for pictures inside the event as well

Acting buddies: Dianne and Katie, who performed on Broadway together in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, took the opportunity to pose for pictures inside the event as well

Katie Holmes cuts an angelic figure in white as she leads the star-studded crowd

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