On a night dedicated to high glamour it was a former X Factor judge who commanded attention as Sir Elton John celebrated a milestone 25-years of his AIDS Foundation on Wednesday evening.
Making an appearance at Sir Elton’s star-studded Argento Ball in Windsor, Nicole Scherzinger stunned in a plunging lace dress that filly exposed the American star’s cleavage as she posed for photos.
With its fitted upper half serving to accentuate her nicely toned physique, Nicole, 39, was an engaging sight as she posed for photos before making her way inside the Bvlgari sponsored event.
Bold look: Nicole Scherzinger stunned in a plunging lace dress that filly exposed her cleavage as she posed for photos at the Argento Ball for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Windsor on Wednesday evening
A tiered lower half, generously cut from the waist down, gave the look an added touch of drama – and ensured she stood out among guests including Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Tracey Emin.
A sparking diamond choker proved to be her only visible accessory, while her dusky features were highlighted with deft touches of make-up selected from a smoky colour palette.
The ball in association with Bvlgari and Bob and Tamar Manoukian celebrates the Silver Anniversary of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has embarked on the mission to create an AIDS free future in order to make the biggest possible difference to those living with HIV.
Over the last 25 years the foundation’s achievements include: reaching millions across 26 countries with the HIV information, support and care to save their lives and protect those they love; preventing almost a million babies being born with the HIV virus; and helping to leverage more than £300 million in additional funding from governments and funding partners.
I say: With its fitted upper half serving to accentuate her nicely toned physique, Nicole, 39, was an engaging sight as she posed for photos before making her way inside the event
Nicole’s outing at the event comes amid reports Simon Cowell has allegedly dropped the star from his panel on The X Factor.
A source told The Sun: ‘Nicole was a passionate judge but has no contract and won’t be back this year in order to bring in fresh blood.’
An X Factor spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘There is always speculation regarding the judging panel. It’s too early to confirm the judges for the next series.’
Finishing touches: A sparking diamond choker proved to be her only visible accessory, while her dusky features were highlighted with deft touches of make-up selected from a smoky colour palette
Following on from this, sources hinted that her co-stars Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh would remain on the judging panel, as ITV refused to pay out the remainder of their fees for terminating their contracts early.
A source told The Mail On Sunday: ‘Louis and Sharon have to stay. Both made it clear they were going nowhere and they would fight for their jobs.
‘Not only would the cost to get rid of them run into several million, so would the stars who would take over. It is just not a feasible option, they will be back alongside Simon.’
Close friends: Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Hurley were also on hand to help Sir Elton celebrate 25-years of his AIDS Foundation