April 25, 2023 | 4:36 p.m.
Blake Lively looks gorgeous after baby.
On Monday, the ‘Gossip Girl’ star stepped out for her first red carpet appearance since she and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed their fourth child in February, attending the Barnard College annual gala in New York in an eye-catching ensemble .
Lively, 35, wore an off-the-shoulder floral midi dress by Carolina Herrera, which she layered under a pink and orange sheer trench coat with neon yellow lining.
Her accessories — which included a pair of pink crystal-buckle Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps ($1,225), a dazzling Chanel flap bag, and Brent Neale drop earrings dripping in rainbow-colored gemstones— rainbows – were just as colorful.
Hairstylist Jennifer Yepez, who styled Lively’s hair in a slightly curly style for the evening, described her as a “real Barbie” on Instagram, while Carolina Gonzalez – who did the actress’ makeup – called her look of “breathtaking” pink beauty. Magnificent” on its own page.
Lively presented an award at the ceremony and joked about how she decided to go back to college after landing “zero acting jobs” early in her Hollywood career.
“Two weeks after that, the producers of ‘Gossip Girl’ called me as an ex-boyfriend and they were like, ‘Listen, do you want to do this show? And if you do, we promise you that you’ll be able to go to Columbia one day a week — as long as it doesn’t interfere with our seven-day-a-week filming schedule,” she recalled.
“So needless to say I think I have to accept that tonight is the closest I’m going to get. So I’m just gonna pretend like I’m graduating tonight. So thank you.”
Lively shares daughters James, 8, Inez, 6, and Betty, 3, with Reynolds in addition to the newly arrived couple, whose names and genders have not been revealed.
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The “Age of Adaline” actress, who showed off her fit postpartum physique in a chic swimsuit duo earlier this month, is famous for her fashionable maternity looks.
Last September, she even revealed she was expecting her fourth baby on the red carpet, attending the Forbes Power Women’s Summit wearing a shimmering gold Valentino mini that showed off her bump.