Eva Longoria is a glamorous lady in red ribbed bodycon dress at the Women's Media Awards where she and fellow female leaders are being honored

The Women's Media Center was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and poet and activist Robin Morgan, and on Tuesday night some of the brightest women in media came out in New York City for the organization's celebratory awards event.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria led the charge of famous faces at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, wearing a gorgeous flame-red body-hugging column maxi dress.

Longoria, 44, let the ribbed bodycon garment be the featured element in her ensemble, supporting it with soft makeup, a dark mani-pedi, and metallic sandals.

Lady in sparkling red: Eva Longoria led the charge of famous faces at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan's Columbus Circle at the Women's Media Awards on Tuesday

Lady in sparkling red: Eva Longoria led the charge of famous faces at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan's Columbus Circle at the Women's Media Awards on Tuesday 

Eva's dress had a sparkly sheen to it, and it covered her person with a crew neck, extra-long sleeves and a hem that almost skimmed the floor.

The Texas-born actress and producer wore her wavy brown hair down, and with a simple side part.

Eva eschewed any jewelry accompaniments for the evening, save for her impressive wedding ring. 

She was one of the recipients of the Center's Solidarity Awards, for taking part in organizing the 'You Are Not Alone' Querida Familia campaign.

Simply statuesque: Longoria, 44, let her ribbed bodycon garment be the featured element in her ensemble, supporting it with soft makeup, a dark mani-pedi, and metallic sandals

Simply statuesque: Longoria, 44, let her ribbed bodycon garment be the featured element in her ensemble, supporting it with soft makeup, a dark mani-pedi, and metallic sandals

The 'You Are Not Alone' campaign involved a letter from the Querida family, which the organizers got signed by almost 250 entertainment and other industry leaders, to express solidarity with 'community members following ICE raids, the El Paso shooting, and reports of migrant detention conditions.'

Eva's fellow organizers were also honored: America Ferrera, Diane Guerrero, Alex Martinez Kondracke, Mónica Ramírez, and Olga Segura.

Guerrero, who played Maritza in the recently-ended Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, was also in attendance at the event, in a beautiful crushed black velvet sweetheart dress with cut-out back.

Beauty in black: Diane Guerrero was also in attendance at the event, in a beautiful crushed black velvet sweetheart dress with cut-out back

Beauty in black: Diane Guerrero was also in attendance at the event, in a beautiful crushed black velvet sweetheart dress with cut-out back

Honored: Longoria and Guerrero were two of the recipients of the Center's Solidarity Awards, for taking part in organizing the 'You Are Not Alone' Querida Familia campaign

Honored: Longoria and Guerrero were two of the recipients of the Center's Solidarity Awards, for taking part in organizing the 'You Are Not Alone' Querida Familia campaign

Diane, 33, carried a bejeweled satchel purse for the evening.

Another honoree at the event was media personality Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large of Oprah Magazine, who was recognized with the WMC Visible and Powerful Award.

King, 64, also wore a shade of red, in the form of a bright magenta midi dress with capped sleeves. 

Ladies in red: Another honoree at the event was media personality Gayle King, in bright magenta

Ladies in red: Another honoree at the event was media personality Gayle King, in bright magenta

Rule in red like Eva wearing Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Now that autumn has arrived it may be time to tuck away the mini dresses to the back of the wardrobe. In need of a replacement? Then let Eva Longoria be your source of style inspiration.

We spotted the actress rocking a fine knit maxi dress by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini at the Women’s Media Awards.

Hailing from the Resort ’19 collection, the dress may be minimalist with its figure-hugging silhouette, but it certainly has stature thanks to the metallic finish that sparkles under the spotlight (and rightly so).

Fortunately, the dress is still available to buy so if you want to emulate Eva’s look during party season then click (right) to shop your size at NET-A-PORTER. And hurry because it’s on sale for only £196!

Or you could simply wrap up warm yet make a statement in a look-alike dress from the edit below. Style yours with metallic heels like Eva to create a timeless party look.

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Fab color: Gayle's dress featured darting and capped sleeves

Fab color: Gayle's dress featured darting and capped sleeves

A touch of rock n' roll: WMC co-founder and famed feminist Gloria Steinem was also present, bringing a casual edge to the evening

A touch of rock n' roll: WMC co-founder and famed feminist Gloria Steinem was also present, bringing a casual edge to the evening

WMC co-founder and famed feminist Gloria Steinem was also present, bringing a casual edge to the evening in a sequinned black jacket, 'Sisterhood is forever' t-shirt and a fabulous metallic belt.

According to the organization's website, the Women's Media Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media, 'thereby ensuring that their stories get told and their voices are heard.' 

Other notable guests included Guerrero's OITNB co-star Selenis Leyva, who rocked a black floral maxi dress with a western-style tasseled belt, and Hocus Pocus/Sister Act standout actress Kathy Najimy, looking gorgeous in flowy black under a grey jacket.

Leading the charge: Steinem posed with Longoria, King, and WMC President Julie Burton (left)

Leading the charge: Steinem posed with Longoria, King, and WMC President Julie Burton (left)

Black attack: Leyva rocked a black floral maxi dress with a western-style tasseled belt
Looking trim: Najimy was gorgeous in flowy black under a grey jacket

Other notable guests: Guerrero's OITNB co-star Selenis Leyva and Hocus Pocus/Sister Act standout actress Kathy Najimy brought elegance to the evening

More red: Chicago Hope actress Christine Lahti (right) also attended the awards event

More red: Chicago Hope actress Christine Lahti (right) also attended the awards event

Activist: Eva talked about the campaign, which involved a letter from the Querida family that the organizers got signed by almost 250 entertainment and other industry leaders
Important: The campaign expressed solidarity with 'community members following ICE raids, the El Paso shooting, and reports of migrant detention conditions'

Something to say: Eva and Diane both took the stage at the event to discuss their work on the 'You Are Not Alone' campaign

Getting the message across: Their campaign partner Monica Ramirez also spoke

Getting the message across: Their campaign partner Monica Ramirez also spoke

Eva Longoria is a glamorous lady in red ribbed bodycon dress at the Women's Media Awards

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