Taylor Swift, despite her recent split with Conor Kennedy — and New York-minute quick rebound with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles — was given the 2012 Ripple of Hope Award from the famous family Monday night.
The 22-year-old singer, clad in a Oscar de la Renta gown, was the star at the Kennedy family’s annual gala at the Robert F. Kennedy Center at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, and we’ve got all the photos for you right here on RadarOnline.com.
Conor, 18, was not in attendance Monday. According to the Kennedy Center, the Ripple of Hope Award “lauds leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change.”
“I think she’s fantastic and I couldn’t be more thrilled,” Rory Kennedy said of Taylor on Monday. “She’s a good friend of our family and we all adore her and love her. It’s great to have her around.”
Ironically, the serial-dating singer was dateless Monday — Harry, 18, was tied up with a landmark gig at Madison Square Garden, though she left the Kennedy party to join him at his concert after-party.
Harry, an England native, called Taylor “one of his celebrity crushes” in November’s issue of Seventeen.
Swift’s new album Red is in stores now.