Kelsea Ballerini wore a daring, black cutout Stella McCartney dress on the red carpet to the 2023 Time100 Next Gala in New York City on Tuesday, wearing a black cutout. The country singer’s gown featured a long keyhole cutout across her torso and oversize silver slipknots.
Styled by Molly Dickson, Ballerini attended the event with boyfriend Chase Stokes. The “Outer Banks” actor kept things classic in a brown trenchcoat with a black ensemble underneath.
Ballerini is not only a member of the third annual Time list of 100 rising stars, but also hit the stage at the gala to perform. Switching things up, the songstress channeled Old Hollywood in a plunging Balmain top and matching high-waist pants with gold buttons.
In September, Ballerini was among the many stars to grace the cover of the publication’s Time 100 issue, wearing a sparkling green sequin Alexandre Vauthier dress. “For a girl that loves her words, this has me pretty speechless. What an incredible honor,” the singer wrote an Instagram post regarding the news that same month.
Presented by Novo Nordisk and Verizon, the 2023 Time100 Next Gala celebrated the young stars who appeared on the publication’s list. Marked for their achievements in business, entertainment, sports and beyond, this year’s Time list of 100 rising stars include Jalen Hurts, Tyler James Williams, Stephanie Hsu and more.