Lea Michele hit the red carpet Monday night for Elle magazine's "Women in Hollywood" celebration. It was her first red carpet appearance since the death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, in July.

Michele looked lovely in a cut-out, strapless dress designed by Calvin Klein, according to InStyle U.K. She wore a pair of strappy sandals with her hair pulled back for the Oct. 21 event, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The 27-year-old was all smiles as she posed for photographers.

The "Glee" star was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her finger as she walked through LAX on Sunday. E! News reports that, despite speculation, it was not an engagement ring from Monteith.

With the end of her Fox series approaching, Michele is turning to music and gearing up for her debut album. Last week, fans got a taste of her upcoming projects, with behind-the-scenes photos of her album cover shoot.

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