Credit: Rachel McRady/Wetpaint Entertainment Photo: Cynthia Bailey Poses at the Life Is But a Dream Premiere, Feb. 12, 2013

Cynthia Bailey has a lot of famous friends, and with their combined celebrity status, they can really take the world by storm.

Last night, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star rocked the red carpet at the New York City premiere of Beyonce’s new documentary, Life Is But a Dream, thanks to an invite from her pal (and former beau!) Russell Simmons. And even though she was his “date” for the night, she stole the spotlight — when Wetpaint Entertainment snapped some exclusive pics of her, she fabulously flew solo.

Credit: Rachel McRady/Wetpaint Entertainment Photo: Cynthia Bailey Rocks the Red Carpet at the Life Is But a Dream Premiere, Feb. 12, 2013

However, Russell was quick to tease Cynthia about her extravagant brown and white fur coat, but she quickly put him in his place, exclaiming that it was fake. Animal lovers unite, y’all.

Plus, her fur coat was the least exciting part of her outfit — look at those awesome black-framed glasses and her perfectly styled ‘do. Cynthia can even make a ponytail look glamorous, and her flawless makeup is swoon-worthy, too!

What do you think of Cynthia’s red carpet look? Are you surprised that Russell invited her to the premiere? Sound off below!