Rita Ora and Charli XCX looked fierce at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood event on Tuesday.


Ora wore a chic black outfit, with silky trouser pants and a shiny black bodice. She kept her shoulders bare, and her sun-kissed hair draped over them. Charlie XCX wore a patterned pants outfit as well, with a a midriff baring top. The ensemble was black with some red piping and white at the top, and the pattern, upon closer inspection, is a white silhouette of a Disney duck.

Ora received the Variety + H&M Conscious Award, which was presented by Charli XCX. She won for her outstanding philanthropic work, her most recent cause being the London Fire Relief Fund, to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire last June. This fun will receive a $10,000 donation from Variety and H&M on her behalf.

Ora immigrated to the UK from Kosovo when she was a baby and grew up in the same neighborhood as Grenfell Tower, so she feels a particular kinship with those hurt. “Knowing these people, knowing their physical bodies, is a whole different thing than just having sympathy for these people,” Ora told Variety. “Growing up in government homes, it’s like your only bit of sanctuary,” she says. “It’s big, it’s like your only place where you feel safe, so [the disaster] was really off-putting for me.”


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Ora also gave hint that a new collaborative album may be coming out with Charli XCX. “There’s definitely some amazing surprises in there,” she said on the red carpet.

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