AnnaLynne McCord Defines Easy Elegance in Gray Richard Chai Dress: Look of the Day (PHOTOS)

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Annalynne McCord in Richard Chai for Effen Vodka Dress

Does AnnaLynne McCord's gorgeous gray gown look familiar? That's because we showed you a preview of the the 90210 actress' Richard Chai gown sketched by the designer himself with our Emmy's red carpet predictions.

The elegant draped dress wasn't ready for the Emmys, but it finally came to life last night when McCord wore it to attend the Somaly Mam Foundation's Gala in New York City.

Simple yet stunning, the long charcoal gown featured hand-pleated detailing on the bodice for a modern feel. A satin ribbon defined the actress' tiny waist, creating an incredibly flattering silhouette.

But what really won us over is how McCord managed to look polished yet relaxed in the minimalistic chiffon and satin style. With its breezy skirt and simple sleeveless bodice, the evening gown actually looked incredibly comfortable to wear, making it the best black-tie dress ever.

Red accessories and lips amped up McCord's simple gray style -- but it also nodded to the dress' unlikely inspiration. And you'll never guess what that inspiration is...

Inspired by an EFFEN Vodka bottle -- no, we're not joking -- Chai partnered with the vodka brand and Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS to design the custom gown, which will be auctioned off on Ebay with 100 percent of the proceeds going to DIFFA.

Feel-good fashion that's comfy and gorgeous: What could be better than that?

Check out the gallery for a closer look at McCord's flawless style at the Somaly Mam Foundation gala.

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