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Sharon Stone, 63, poses for a Dolce and Gabbana photoshoot amid nephew’s organ failure

Sharon Stone posed for a Dolce and Gabbana photoshoot in Venice on Friday, on the same day as she urged her followers to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure.

The actress, 63, was every inch the professional as she powered through the shoot outside Saint Mark’s Basilica in St. Mark’s Square, while a crowd of eager onlookers watched on.

Amid the news, Sharon appeared in good spirits as she posed with a group of hunky males inside and outside an upmarket eatery in the Italian city. 

Work it: The actress, 63, was every inch the professional as she powered through the shoot outside Saint Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's Square, while a crowd of eager onlookers watched on

Flawless: Sharon Stone posed for a Dolce and Gabbana photoshoot in Venice on Friday, on the same day as she urged her followers to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure

Sharon looked sensational as she slipped into a number of sizzling black outfits in the new photoshoot for the luxury Italian fashion house. 

The Basic Instinct actress showed off her toned physique in a little black dress with semi-sheer lace panels, before donning a sleek, strapless number with a sheer black bolero. 

She accessorised her sultry looks with gold earrings, adding a gold necklace in one look before slipping on a pair of dark shades for another.

'We need a miracle': Sharon's show-stopping shoot comes the same day as she urged everyone to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure

‘We need a miracle’: Sharon’s show-stopping shoot comes the same day as she urged everyone to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure

Sharon also showed off her washboard abs in a racy black crop top with cross-over straps worn with tailored black trousers.

Her cropped, blonde tresses were swept into a chic, tousled style for all of her shots, while her age-defying features were highlighted with a dewy make-up palette.  

With Sharon shooting for the fashion brand, she’ll no doubt attend Dolce and Gabbana’s non-fungible token (NFT) collection launch on Saturday.

Hard at work: Amid the news, Sharon appeared in good spirits as she posed with a group of hunky males inside and outside an upmarket eatery in the Italian city

Hard at work: Amid the news, Sharon appeared in good spirits as she posed with a group of hunky males inside and outside an upmarket eatery in the Italian city

Looking good: Sharon looked sensational as she slipped into a number of sizzling black outfits in the new photoshoot for the luxury Italian fashion house

Looking good: Sharon looked sensational as she slipped into a number of sizzling black outfits in the new photoshoot for the luxury Italian fashion house

Sensational: The star donned a sleek, strapless number with a sheer black bolero and patent black stilettos

Smiling through: Sharon flashed a dazzling smile in front of the idyllic backdrop

Sensational: The star donned a sleek, strapless number with a sheer black bolero and patent black stilettos

LBD: The Basic Instinct actress showed off her toned physique in a little black dress with semi-sheer lace panels

LBD: The Basic Instinct actress showed off her toned physique in a little black dress with semi-sheer lace panels

The collection called Collezione Genesi (Genesis Collection), which will debut on the luxury marketplace UNXD later this month, is said to ‘bridge the physical with the metaphysical’ and will feature items personally designed by co-founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves.

The concept was inspired by a dream from one of the designers, called Dress from a Dream, and will focus on the rich artistic history and artistic traditions of the famous floating city. 

The new NFT range will be shown at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda couture show on Saturday in Venice, with an official live auction kicking of on the 6th September.

Stunner: Sharon posed with a striking gold bag as a photographer snapped away

Stunner: Sharon posed with a striking gold bag as a photographer snapped away

Style: Her cropped, blonde tresses were swept into a chic, tousled style for all of her shots, while her age-defying features were highlighted with a dewy make-up palette

Pose: The screen star put on a busty display in her little black dress

Style: Her cropped, blonde tresses were swept into a chic, tousled style for all of her shots, while her age-defying features were highlighted with a dewy make-up palette

Centre of attention: Sharon looked at ease as a throng of fans gathered around to snap pictures

Centre of attention: Sharon looked at ease as a throng of fans gathered around to snap pictures

What's going on? At one point, the screen star pulled a shocked face as she sat in the swanky establishment

What’s going on? At one point, the screen star pulled a shocked face as she sat in the swanky establishment

Pro: Sharon, known for THAT infamous leg cross in Basic Instinct perfectly crossed her pins as she sat outside

Details: She accessorised her sultry looks with gold earrings, adding a gold necklace in one look before slipping on a pair of dark shades for another

Pro: Sharon, known for THAT infamous leg cross in Basic Instinct perfectly crossed her pins as she sat outside 

Walk this way: The star strutted her stuff in the form-fitting black dress

Walk this way: The star strutted her stuff in the form-fitting black dress

And Friday saw a host of stars jet into the Italian city ahead of the the D&G event, with the likes of Micaela Erlanger and William Osborne leading the way.

While Sean Combs’ (P Diddy) twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James were also seen arriving. 

Sydney Sweeny and Cyrus Gubelmann were also seen arriving in the city via boat. 

Star of the show: Sharon appeared in her element as a horde of fans and onlookers gathered around

Star of the show: Sharon appeared in her element as a horde of fans and onlookers gathered around

In demand: She appeared to be surrounded by a plethora of staff and crew as she walked across the square

Safety first: People around her covered up in black face masks

In demand: She appeared to be surrounded by a plethora of staff and crew as she walked across the square

Brave face: Despite her family heartache, Sharon managed to put on a brave smile

Brave face: Despite her family heartache, Sharon managed to put on a brave smile

Radiant: The Casino star soaked up the sun in the Italian city

Radiant: The Casino star soaked up the sun in the Italian city

All eyes on Sharon: A crowd watched on as the film star sat elegantly in a chair in the main piazza

Busy day: The star chatted to two men as she sat

All eyes on Sharon: A crowd watched on as the film star sat elegantly in a chair in the main piazza

Things to do: With Sharon shooting for the fashion brand, she'll no doubt attend Dolce and Gabbana's non-fungible token (NFT) collection launch on Saturday

Things to do: With Sharon shooting for the fashion brand, she’ll no doubt attend Dolce and Gabbana’s non-fungible token (NFT) collection launch on Saturday 

It comes as the actress posted to Instagram in the early hours on Friday morning and asked for a ‘miracle’ as she shared the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalised. 

Devastated by the news, Stone shared a picture of River in his hospital bed and pleaded: ‘We need a miracle.’

The Basic Instinct star wrote: ‘My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib [with] total organ failure today. 

‘Please pray for him. We need a miracle.’  

She was inundated with messages of support from friends, fans and fellow celebrities a like, who sent Stone their prayers. 

Actress Kate Hudson penned: ‘Sending light and healing love,’ while Ruby Rose commented: ‘Praying for River and your whole family.’

Sharon Osbourne added: ‘Bless him sending so much love and prayer.’ 

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared: ‘Holding you and your family in prayer.’

No other details have been given regarding River’s condition. 

Heartbreaking: It comes as the actress posted to Instagram in the early hours on Friday morning and asked for a 'miracle' as she shared the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalised (stock image)

Heartbreaking: It comes as the actress posted to Instagram in the early hours on Friday morning and asked for a ‘miracle’ as she shared the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalised (stock image) 

'Please pray for him': Sharon reached out to her followers for their prayers, with Kate Hudson and Ruby Rose sending the actress their support

‘Please pray for him’: Sharon reached out to her followers for their prayers, with Kate Hudson and Ruby Rose sending the actress their support

Support: Sharon Osbourne was also seen commenting on the star's post and shared, 'Bless him, sending so much love and prayer

Support: Sharon Osbourne was also seen commenting on the star’s post and shared, ‘Bless him, sending so much love and prayer

River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick. 

Sharon had introduced River to fans on Instagram shortly after his birth last year, as she shared a photo of the newborn to social media.

She penned at the time: ‘Look who’s going home: River William Stone, my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha’s new baby.’  

Family: Sharon had announced River's arrival on behalf of brother Patrick (pictured above with their sister Kelly Stone) on Instagram as the tot was taken home from hospital

Family: Sharon had announced River’s arrival on behalf of brother Patrick (pictured above with their sister Kelly Stone) on Instagram as the tot was taken home from hospital

Family: River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon's brother Patrick

Family: River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick

'Reporting from Venice': Sharon later followed up her post about her nephew with a video of her 'about to start her day' in a water taxi in Venice

‘Reporting from Venice’: Sharon later followed up her post about her nephew with a video of her ‘about to start her day’ in a water taxi in Venice

Stone’s heartbreaking post comes after it was announced she will receive the Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival. 

She is set to receive the honour next month at the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the award ceremony then screening her 1996 movie Casino, which Stone received an Academy Award nomination for. 

Speaking of the award, Stone has said: ‘It is an honour to engage with the global community and celebrate the profound depth of our art.’

‘I am thrilled to be recognised in this capacity,’ she added.

Zurich Film Festival’s artistic director, Christian Jungen, described Stone as ‘a woman Hitchcock would have loved’ and a ‘true icon of the seventh art’ in a statement. 

‘Her distinguishing qualities include an irresistible charm, a great human depth, the talent to play a whole range of roles and the ability to captivate an audience like no other,’ Jungen said.

‘At a time when the film business was dominated by men, she stood her ground to fight against sexism and in doing so became a major role model for many women in the film business.’ 

The festival lauded Stone’s versatility, noting that she ‘refused to be typecast as a man-eating vamp’ after her ‘breakthrough role’ in 1992 classic Basic Instinct.

‘In fact, the actress, whose memoirs recently addressed the ills of Hollywood in the New York Times bestseller The Beauty of Living Twice, has proven herself to be an exceedingly versatile character actress,’ festival organisers said.

Stone, who has three teen sons – 21-year-old Roan, 16-year-old Laird and 15-year-old Quinn – is the fifth consecutive actress to receive the Golden Icon Award.

Past performers who received the honour include Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere and Sean Penn.

Honoured: Sharon is set to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year's Zurich Film Festival

Honoured: Sharon is set to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival

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