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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of AIDS-related policies, which for the past 22 years, has held an annual fundraising event in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival. The amfAR Gala has become one of the festival’s highlights, attracting the crème de la crème of film, fashion, art and society to support the cause and raise awareness for AIDS research. The undisputed highlight of this year’s event was a live auction of fine art and couture fashions which raised over $30 million for amfAR’s cause. How great!
The auction may have been the highlight of the evening, but to fashion lovers worldwide, the real focus of the event was on the fabulous formal wear seen on all of the attendees. amfAR always serves up some great red carpet fare (or should I say ‘white carpet’) and this year’s affair was no exception!
Here are twenty of the best looks of the night!
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So gorgeous- I love the simplicity of this look! Doutzen Kroes shone in a scarlet hatler gown from the Spring 2015 Maison Margiela Haute Couture collection and layers of Messika diamonds.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Yet another stunning look from the inimitable Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! She chose a floral appliqué gown by Ralph & Russo Haute Couture and Harry Winston jewels.
The brunette stunner shone in a vivid blue Stella McCartney gown.
The Brazilian beauty topped her monochromatic Gyunel Couture gown with layers of sparkling De Grisogono diamonds and emeralds.
Hanaa Ben Abdesslem
Hanaa Ben Abdesslem was ethereal in a dreamy lilac gown by Ralph & Russo Haute Couture.
Love the neon pink detailing! Paris Hilton shone in a sheer gown by Yanina Couture.
Madalina Ghenea perfectly styled her blue velvet Cristina Savulescu gown with glimmering Montblanc jewels and slick camera- ready hair and makeup.
Eva Herzigová literally sparkled from head to toe in a sequinned Dior gown and Chopard jewels.
The blonde bombshell was stunning in a crystal- embellished Tom Ford sheaf.
Marion Cotillard is perhaps the only woman in the world who can pull off lime green satin. She paired her vivid Jean- Paul Gaultier gown with Chopard jewels.
I love the quirky embroidery on the skirt of Sasha Luss’s Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture gown.
Lily Donaldson was a modern day goddess in a flowing crystal- embellished Yves Saint Laurent gown.
Petra Nemcova really sparkled in a crystallized ombré effect gown by Elie Saab Haute Couture and Chopard jewels. She accessorized her look with a turquoise blue Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.
The blonde socialite sparkled in a voluminous crystal- embellished gown by Jean Fares Couture.
Chanel Iman perfectly paired her nude Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown with Edie Parker accessories and jewels by Ileana Makri.
Kendall Jenner looked absolutely gorgeous in this orchid purple Calvin Klein gown and Chopard diamonds- she was undoubtedly one of the most photographed attendees of the night!
Gigi Hadid left very little to the imagination in this white cutout Tom Ford gown, Aquazzura shoes and Vita Fede jewels made perfect accessories. Absolutely stunning!
Love! Daria Strokus looked like she was covered in crushed emeralds in this sequinned gown by Alexander Vauthier Haute Couture.
Anja Rubik was a vision in blue in a vivid Dsquared² gown and Chopard jewels*.
*A note on Anja’s necklace: it’s 18-karat white gold necklace set with 160 karats of white pear-shaped diamonds and an exceptional 60 karat sapphire.
Fashion blogger Chiara Ferrigrini perfectly paired her Blumarine gown with a crystallized Atelier Swarovski clutch and Boucheron jewels.