Dame Joan Collins, 88, wows in bejewelled ballgown


Joan Collins looked typically breathtaking as she attended the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2021 with husband Percy Gibson on Tuesday.  

The iconic actress, 88, defied her years as she flaunted her toned frame in the timeless black gown, with a sparkling crystal-studded overlay and a heavily embellished neckline.

The gown exuded old Hollywood vibes with capped sleeves adorned with pearls and was paired with velvet gloves.

Couple@: Joan Collins looked typically breathtaking as she attended the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2021 with husband Percy Gibson on Tuesday

[email protected]: Joan Collins looked typically breathtaking as she attended the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2021 with husband Percy Gibson on Tuesday

She added height to her look with peeptoe heels and accessorised with  chandelier earrings.

Her tresses were pulled into a chic updo and she sported smoky eye make-up and rose lipstick.

 Percy, who wed Joan in 2002, wore a sharply tailored suit as he embraced his love.

Wow: The iconic actress, 88, defied her years as she flaunted her toned frame in the timeless black gown, with a sparkling crystal-studded overlay and a heavily embellished neckline

Wow: The iconic actress, 88, defied her years as she flaunted her toned frame in the timeless black gown, with a sparkling crystal-studded overlay and a heavily embellished neckline

Glow: The gown exuded old Hollywood vibes with capped sleeves adorned with pearls and was paired with velvet gloves

Glow: The gown exuded old Hollywood vibes with capped sleeves adorned with pearls and was paired with velvet gloves

Chat: The star was seen chatting with Tracey Emin at the glittering event

Chat: The star was seen chatting with Tracey Emin at the glittering event

Wow: Joan looked as glamorous as ever as she posed up a storm at the event

Wow: Joan looked as glamorous as ever as she posed up a storm at the event

This comes Joan branded William Shatner ‘a fool’ while criticising his epic space mission in Saturday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show. 

Shatner, 90, made history earlier this month when he became the oldest man to meet space after rocketing up into the atmosphere in one of Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin vessels.

But Joan was left seemingly unamused by William’s mission as she told Jonathan: ‘Let’s take care of this planet first before we start going off’.

Unimpressed: This comes Joan branded William Shatner 'a fool' while criticising his epic space mission in Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show

Unimpressed: This comes Joan branded William Shatner ‘a fool’ while criticising his epic space mission in Saturday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show

The actress, who appears on alongside Brian Cox, Rob Beckett and Alex Scott, adds: ‘Who wants to do that? No, absolutely not! Did you see Bill Shatner? He was in the air and they were turning him upside down.’

Echoing Collins’ sentiment, Succession star Cox, 75, says after being asked whether he would venture into space: ‘No, absolutely not. I think it’s ridiculous.’

The actor continues: ‘I remember watching [Sir Richard] Branson and [Jeff] Bezos going up for their 11 minutes or whatever… No, we do not need more spaceships, we’ve got enough crap flying around up there, we do not need any more.’

History: Shatner made history this month when he became the oldest man to meet space after rocketing up into the atmosphere in one of Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin vessels

History: Shatner made history this month when he became the oldest man to meet space after rocketing up into the atmosphere in one of Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin vessels

Thinking of the planet: But Joan was left seemingly unamused by William's mission as she told Jonathan: 'Let's take care of this planet first before we start going off'

Thinking of the planet: But Joan was left seemingly unamused by William’s mission as she told Jonathan: ‘Let’s take care of this planet first before we start going off’

Great minds: Echoing Collins' sentiment, Succession star Brian Cox, 75, adds after being asked whether he would venture into space: 'No, absolutely not. I think it's ridiculous'

Great minds: Echoing Collins’ sentiment, Succession star Brian Cox, 75, adds after being asked whether he would venture into space: ‘No, absolutely not. I think it’s ridiculous’

Comedian Beckett, 35, offers a different perspective and admit she’d be up for it’.

The funnyman explains: ‘I’m up for it actually. It’d be a laugh for an afternoon.

‘I get that we probably shouldn’t… but it’s a lot of travelling just to get to the place where it takes off. I’ve got to do a long haul flight… if he was taking off near my house, I’d go.’

I'll go! Comedian Rob Beckett, 35, offers a different perspective and admit 'he'd be up for it'

I’ll go! Comedian Rob Beckett, 35, offers a different perspective and admit ‘he’d be up for it’

Glamorous guest: Also appearing as a guest on this Saturday's show will be a very glamorous Alex Scott

Glamorous guest: Also appearing as a guest on this Saturday’s show will be a very glamorous Alex Scott

Host with the most: Host Jonathan Ross will quiz the A-listers (pictured with Saturday's musical guest Duran Duran)

Host with the most: Host Jonathan Ross will quiz the A-listers (pictured with Saturday’s musical guest Duran Duran)

Beckett will add: ‘I wouldn’t travel for it, I don’t think. Is that lazy?’

Collins’ comments echo those of Prince William, who said of space travel after Shatner’s expedition: ‘We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

‘It really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future,’ the royal said, adding that he has ‘absolutely no interest’ in going to space, and questioning the carbon cost of space flights.

Firing back: Shatner fired back at Prince William's criticism of the billionaire space race during an interview with Entertainment Tonight

Firing back: Shatner fired back at Prince William’s criticism of the billionaire space race during an interview with Entertainment Tonight

Not a fan: Prince William criticised the race to leave Earth during an interview with BBC Newscast's Adam Fleming at Kensington Palace

Not a fan: Prince William criticised the race to leave Earth during an interview with BBC Newscast’s Adam Fleming at Kensington Palace

Defending his trip into outer space after hearing of the Duke’s criticism, Shatner told Entertainment Tonight: ‘He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be king of England one day.

‘He’s a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he’s got the wrong idea.’

He elaborated: ‘The idea here is not to go, ”Yeah, look at me. I’m in space.” The landing that consumed all that… energy and people to take a look and go, ”Oh, look at that.” No,’ Shatner said.

‘I would tell the prince, and I hope the prince gets the message, this is a baby step into the idea of getting industry up there, so that all those polluting industries, especially, for example, the industries that make electricity… off of Earth.’

Watch The Jonathan Ross Show at 9:30pm on Saturday on ITV and ITV Hub. 

Pictured: Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket blasting off on mission NS-18 carrying Star Trek actor Shatner and 3 other passengers for a suborbital 11-minute flight this month

Pictured: Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket blasting off on mission NS-18 carrying Star Trek actor Shatner and 3 other passengers for a suborbital 11-minute flight this month

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