Zoe Saldana showed her support for the Children’s Defense Fund of California by attending the 22nd Annual Beat The Odds Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel in California yesterday evening.

I love the rich plum colour of this Giambattista Valli Resort 2013 belted shantung dress.

The design may be simple, but the colour is gorgeous, especially against her caramel skin.

Zoe opted to match her Gucci t-bar sandals to her dress, with a grey python Lanvin clutch providing a colour contrast to her event-appropriate look.

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