Ellen Pompeo, Chris Ivery at Chanel Event

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Faced with the challenge of holding her own at a Chanel gala guaranteed to be packed with celebrities and supermodels, Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo rose to the occasion with a classic, Roaring Twenties-style ensemble.

At the couture house's black-and-white-themed "Night Of Diamonds" event - also attended by Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen - the popular TV surgical resident was certainly on top of her (glittering) game.

Ellen Pompeo dazzled in a beautiful satin top with an outsize bow detail and diamante encrusted paneled skirt. To complete The Great Gatsby-era look, Ellen's hair had been crimped and waved into a flattering flapper style...

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, '20s Style

Typically, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery didn't take themselves too seriously.

When asked, "How's married life?" the Grey's Anatomy star joked, "It sucks. It's terrible."

While her husband of two months, Chris Ivery, didn't provide any marital insight of his own, he seemed to be enjoying his lady's jokester ways.

Chris Ivery later cracked up as Ellen Pompeo continued to wax poetic about their newfound married life: "Our life is very difficult."

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[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)