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Monica Lewinsky at Oscars after-party

Monica Lewinsky was among the glam guests at Sunday night's post-Oscars Vanity Fair party.

She was photographed at the event wearing a dress that was demur in design but demonstrative in color.

Monica Lewinsky attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

After trying to keep a low profile for years, Lewinsky spoke out in a Vanity Fair piece last June titled "Shame and Survival."

"In 1998, when news of my affair with Bill Clinton broke, I was arguably the most humiliated person in the world," she wrote. "Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet."

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While her friends got married, had kids and pursued careers, Lewinsky felt stymied, yet she passed on chances to profit from the ordeal.

"I turned down offers that would have earned me more than $10 million, because they didn’t feel like the right thing to do," she wrote. "Over time, the media circus quieted down, but it never quite moved on, even as I attempted to move on."

The Vanity Fair piece struck a hopeful, forward-thinking tone.

"Despite much self-searching and therapy and exploring of different paths, I remained 'stuck' for far too many years," she wrote. "No longer. It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress. And move forward."

At Sunday night's party, her dress was a bold shade of red.

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