Actress Hilary Swank arrived at the ASPCA’S 18th Annual Bergh Ball that honored both her and Nurse Jackie actress Edie Falco in a classy cocktail dress.

Hilary Swank’s Ball Look

For the event hosted at New York City’s The Plaza Hotel, Swank donned a teal dress by Christian Siriano. Departing from the standard cocktail silhouette, the eye-catching number featured asymmetrical peplum detail and light green lining. Christian Siriano also designed Edie Falco‘s dress for the evening.

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“Wonderful evening supporting @ASPCA with honorees Edie Falco & @HilarySwank,” the designer wrote. “Both are wearing Christian Siriano.”

Swank recently founded The Hilaroo Foundation, which brings together abandoned animals and disadvantaged youth. Explaining how the charity came to be, she said,  “This comes from my love of animals and kids and the innocent souls that don’t have a voice. I think we need to speak for them and all stand together and do what we can to help them.”

The day following the ASPC event, Swank stopped by the Meredith Viera Show where she weighed in on the continued impact of her breakout performance in Boys Don’t Cry.

“I think we have taken strides since that movie, like you said 15 years ago,” she explained to Viera about issues pertaining to the transgender community.  “We have a long way to go.”

“It’s astonishing to me that we are here in 2015 and there are so many issues that need to be looked at and handled and we shouldn’t dictate who people should love,” said Swank, who went on to suggest that people focus on other things aside from preventing rights to members of the LGBT community. “Let people love people and let’s focus on what truly needs looked at and help homeless people, homeless pets, sick people. Look at the rest of the world, let’s focus on those things.”

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