While Working to End Poverty, Stars Dressed for Success at Global Citizen Festival

Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde kept it casual for the day-long affair in Central Park.

Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington don matching leather jackets for the Global Citizens Festival (Photo: Getty Images).

Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington don matching leather jackets for the Global Citizens Festival (Photo: Getty Images).

Ridding the world from poverty is far from a laidback affair, but for celebrities like Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington, the Global Citizen Festival was a chance to make an impact, while dressed in fun garb. These notable names were gathered on Central Park’s Great Lawn for the day-long event that was started by Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The musical portion of the day saw Beyoncé pairing up with Ed Sheeran on a duet of “Drunk in Love,” while Coldplay and Ariana Grande teamed up on “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart.” Other headliners included Bono and Pearl Jam, but social advocates including Malala Yousafzai and Laverne Cox to petition for change. Vice President Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert were also on hand.

But how did these stars dress for the event? The black leather jacket made quite a few appearances; Olivia Wilde paired hers with a t-shirt supporting the event and a colorful Resort 2016 skirt from Mary Katrantzou. Meanwhile, we applaud Sophia Bush for spicing up her basic black leather with a touch of fun, in the form of a few patches, while Katie Holmes opted for an embossed style. Later during the evening, Kerry Washington even wore a Maje leather jacket over her little white Balenciaga dress.

While casual garb was mostly the go-to, there were a few outstanding dresses to applaud. Here, are our picks for the best dressed attendees at this weekend’s festival.

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Olivia Wilde in a trusty leather jacket, a bright Mary Katrantzou skirt and white Vans (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images).

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Leonardo DiCaprio cleans up well, at least when it comes to protecting our planet (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Kerry Washington performs on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Kerry Washington opted for a tiny Balenciaga dress (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

Sophia Bush in a festive leather jacket (Photo: Getty Images)./

Sophia Bush in a festive leather jacket (Photo: Getty Images).

Katie Holmes in her leather jacket, with daughter Suri Cruise (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

Katie Holmes in her leather jacket, with daughter Suri Cruise (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

Beyoncé paired her nude bodysuit with a pair of patent leather boots (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

Beyoncé paired her nude bodysuit with a pair of patent leather boots (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Laverne Cox speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Laverne Cox speaking at the festival (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen).

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Salma Hayek skipped out on the leather jacket and opted for leather trousers instead (Photo: Getty Images).

US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park Manhattan on September 26, 2015 in New York. The Festival is part of the Global Poverty Project, a UN-backed campaign to end extreme poverty by 2030. Headliners include Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama kept her look sleek in an all-black ensemble (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images).

While Working to End Poverty, Stars Dressed for Success at Global Citizen Festival