Heidi Klum has shown that sometimes making a big statement with your outfit can be a good way to go as she arrived at a charity event in a shimmering dress.

The supermodel attended the DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer gala in New York wearing an eye-catching floor-length gown that was covered in glittering sequins that had been created in flower designs.

The light grey dress also showcased that despite being 37 years old and a mum of four children, she still looks as good as the crop of new models appearing on the catwalk.

With her hair swept up into a slicked back style, Heidi accessorised with a huge pair of dangling earrings in a similar shade to her dress.

The long designs featured a square detail in the centre that was in the same shade of grey and had a diamond set into the middle.

DKMS is a charity set up to encourage people in the US to join the bone marrow donor list.

27-04-12 2 Heidi Klum sparkles in statement earrings