The glitterati were out in force at the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala. From Gwyneth Paltrow AND Chris Martin to Rihanna, Tom Ford and Miley Cyrus. It was quite the event...
The amfAR black tie galas are always a wonderfully glamorous affair. The who’s who of the celebrity world dust off their finery, drape themselves in thousands of pounds worth of diamands and raise money for a good cause, namely amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research projects.
Rihanna, who has been laying low of late, stepped out in a daring Tom Ford SS15 dress. Nipple tassles, thigh-high stockings and metallic shoes all in one look? Rihanna is back.
Gwyneth Paltrow and man of the hour Tom Ford (last night’s gala was held in his honour) posed up a storm in matching tuxedos.
Gwyneth, who hosted the black tie event, owned it in a Tom Ford tuxe, complete with wide lapels and cut-out detailing. As a little aside, the star’s ex, Chris Martin, also attended the gala, where he performed a two-song set with Coldplay. Clearly no awks between this consciously uncoupled couple then.
The amFAR gala was all about Mr Ford last night. The designer was honoured for both his contributions to menswear design and his commitment to combating the AIDS crisis. Congratulations, sir Tom.
Also in (daring) Tom Ford was Miley Cyrus. Her plus one? Her mother Trish, who was dressed to the nines in silver Vera Wang teamed with Christian Louboutin shoes.
A shimmering vision in Versace, Lea Michele brought her a-game to the amfAR red carpet in LA. We love how she kept her accessories minimal, practically non-existent, to let the dress’ sparkles do the talking.
Alessandra Ambrosio looked every inch the goddess that she is in a beautiful beaded, sheer gown. Just. So. Gorgeous.
Representing for the UK, Revenge actress Ashley Madekwe stunned in a pleated, strapless metallic Georgio Armani gown. Sleek tresses, smokey eye make-up and glowing skin were all she needed to set this look off.
Last time we saw Michelle Rodriguez she was aggressively enjoying summer in Europe (remember those photos of her and Zac Efron frolicking?), this time she was amfAR-ready in a plunging red gown.
Sex and the City leading lady Kristin Davis was the epitome of elegance in a fuschia bell-shaped Monique Lhuillier dress.
Mad Men star January Jones decided to keep things relatively casual in a shimmering blush dress.
The Theory of Everything star (the film is so, so brilliant, FYI) Eddie Redmayne was dapper personified in a sharp tuxe and dicky bow. Dreamy.
Milla Jovovich rocked her baby bump with aplomb in a curve-hugging red gown. Turns out Blake Lively’s not the only one to have nailed the art of red carpert maternitywear, eh?
Sharon Stone kept things simple and classic in a plunging black gown. Here lies a black tie benefit pro, if ever we saw one.
Kelly Osbourne took her turn in front of the photographers wearing the most Kelly Osbourne-esque polka dot dress. We’re rather digging the purple quiff. Fun on the red carpet is always most welcome.