Molly Ringwald stuns in pale pink satin dress at the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala


Molly Ringwald channelled the title of her cult film Pretty In Pink as she stunned in a rose coloured satin slip dress on Tuesday evening.

The U.S. actress, 53, put on a sophisticated display as she attended the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala with her ‘woke’ daughter Adele, 12. 

Their appearance comes after Molly revealed she can’t show her daughter films she has starred in which have ‘homophobic’ references, as they make her uncomfortable.

Pretty In Pink: Actress Molly Ringwald put on a sophisticated display in a pink satin dress at the American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala on Tuesday evening

The screen star recently spoke of how issues such as racism, sexism, and homophobia within her famous 80s movies now makes her feel uneasy.

Speaking on SiriusXM with Andy Cohen in October, Ringwald explained: ‘My 12-year-old daughter Adele is the most woke individual that you’ve ever met, and I just don’t know how I’m gonna go through that, you know, watching it with her and [her] saying, ‘How could you do that? How could you be part of something that…” 

‘There’s elements to those films that I find homophobic, but on the other hand, they’re also about people that felt like outsiders. They speak to a lot of people. They’re complicated. I feel like that’s what makes the movies really wonderful.’  

Two's company: Her daughter Adele, 12, was present on the red carpet

Two’s company: Her daughter Adele, 12, was present on the red carpet

Looking good: Molly wore her red hair in a soft bob and kept her make up to subtle shades of rose opting for a shimmery pink eye shadow

Looking good: Molly wore her red hair in a soft bob and kept her make up to subtle shades of rose opting for a shimmery pink eye shadow 

In an open letter written for The New Yorker in 2018, Ringwald wrote that she found it problematic that ‘the words ‘f**’ and ‘f*****’ are tossed around with abandon’ in the film, The Breakfast Club.

She also noted the misogyny that is depicted in the cult classic, explaining how Bender sexually harasses her character Claire throughout the film,

She said: ‘When he’s not sexualizing her, he takes out his rage on her with vicious contempt, calling her pathetic, mocking her as ‘Queenie.’ 

‘It’s rejection that inspires his vitriol…He never apologizes for any of it, but, nevertheless, he gets the girl in the end.’

Matching: Adele channelled her mother's outfit in a pink satin dress

Matching: Adele channelled her mother’s outfit in a pink satin dress 

Not aged well? Molly played Claire in cult classic The Breakfast Club

Not aged well? Molly played Claire in cult classic The Breakfast Club

During the evening, the star glowed in the glamorous pink full length gown as she kept her look to hues of soft neutral pinks and gold. 

Molly wore her red hair in a soft bob and kept her make up to subtle shades of rose opting for a shimmery pink eye shadow and a neutral sheen lipstick to complement her dress. 

She kept her accessories simple finishing her look with a pair a diamond earrings and velvet peep-toe heels. 

Molly carried a gold toned fold over clutch bag and matching sequin shawl in her hand as she came prepared for the New York autumn chill. 

Mother and Daughter: The pair wore complementary outfits in hues of rose and bubblegum

Mother and Daughter: The pair wore complementary outfits in hues of rose and bubblegum

Twins: They each carried outerwear to shield them from the cold

The former teen icon’s daughter, Adele, 12, was also in attendance. She channelled her mothers outfit as she wore matching hues of pink. 

On the red carpet, Adele looked beautiful in a satin dress which featured a tiered scalloped top with silver detailing. 

Adele even wore her hair in a light shade of bubblegum pink.   

Ringwald currently has a recurring role on the hit television series Riverdale, as main character, Archie Andrews mum, Mary Andrews.

Complicated: Molly recently revealed that she doesn't want to show her cult classic movies to her young children

Complicated: Molly recently revealed that she doesn’t want to show her cult classic movies to her young children

Teen Drama: Molly currently has a recurring role on the hit teen television series Riverdale, as main character, Archie Andrews mum, Mary Andrews

Teen Drama: Molly currently has a recurring role on the hit teen television series Riverdale, as main character, Archie Andrews mum, Mary Andrews

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