2014 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

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The fabbest party at the Cannes Film Festival is waiting for you, dear readers. 

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
gown by Emilio Pucci, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Rex

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley led the pack of models and actresses (and models-turned-actresses) who turned things up at the amfAR gala. Looking good for a good cause? That’s my kind of diva. Rosie is positively glowing in this mustard yellow gown, which is draped to perfection. Let’s get another glimpse:

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

The rose-gold straps in the back are a brilliant detail. This is all-around divine.

JACQUELYN JABLONSKI
gown by Emilio Pucci, purse by Zagliani, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

I always see Jacquelyn on the runway, but I don’t usually catch her on the red carpet. Kudos to Ms. Jablonski for working the shit out of this dress like it’s her job. Because it is.

JESSICA CHASTAIN
gown by Givenchy

Photo: Dave M. Benett/WireImage

A classic gown, revved up with that masterpiece of a necklace. Both the diamonds and the black fabric make her hair pop even more than usual. It’s almost impossible to go wrong with that recipe.

DITA VON TEESE
gown by Blumarine

Photo: Rex

This looks like the lingerie of a 1930s Hollywood star, and that is most definitely a compliment. I don’t love the clutch, but everything else is too glamorous for me to care.

PAZ VEGA
gown by Fitriani

Photo: Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

It’s not such an unusual dress, but its details make it feel so modern. I didn’t love the neckline at first, but I think it works with the rest of the silhouette. And the styling is perfect.

AISHWARYA RAI
gown by Armani Privé

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

Delicate and stunning. I love how the beading cascades down into that ombre effect.

COCO ROCHA
gown by IRFE

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

The necklace is way too much with that neckline, and nothing will make me like this hair style, but at least Coco brought some badassery to an event otherwise filled with romantic, ethereal gowns. I think the exposed zippers are a bit dated, but the dress has a hell of a lot of personality.

KARLIE KLOSS
gown by Chanel

Photo: Rex

I love the waves on this gown, even if they make me kind of dizzy when I scroll too fast. This could have easily been a best-dressed contender, but I’m not sold on the styling. Every piece of jewelry she’s wearing looks like it belongs with a different outfit, and her sandals make me sad.

CHANEL IMAN
gown by Reem Acra, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Rex

She looks like a mermaid. In spite of how much I hate mermaid gowns, looking like a mermaid while not wearing a mermaid gown is actually a wonderful thing. She makes me want to steal her voice and use it to hit on Prince Eric.

MARION COTILLARD
gown by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Andreas Rentz/WireImage

I know the sheer runway version of this gown makes it impractical (that’s kind of why it was my red carpet prediction for Rooney Mara, who tends towards white impractical gowns). But adding a full-body lining also means you can barely see the embroidery that makes it beautiful. It’s also dragging on the floor in a really sad way – not only is it too long, but it’s missing the feathers that adorned the bottom of the runway version. I think those would have helped Marion not look like a giant fucking doily.

NATASHA POLY
gown by Marni, purse by Zagliani

Photo: Rex

Another strapless satin gown with a peplum? Move along, Natasha. We’ve got more interesting shit to discuss.

CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY
gown by Maxime Simoëns

Photo: Rex

I must say, the former First Lady of France looks magnificent in that asymmetrical bodice. A simpler necklace might have worked better, but she’s got that innate I-look-flawless-in-everything quality that all French women (and men, for that matter) seem to have.

HEIDI KLUM
gown by Atelier Versace, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/WireImage

Slutty prom gown. I mean, it’s perfect for Heidi, but it’s a slutty prom gown.

KYLIE MINOGUE
gown by Juan Carlos Obando

Photo: Tim Whitby/WireImage

Love the color and the way the sash ties around her waist, but that hemline is in desperate need of some tailoring.

SHARON STONE
gown by Roberto Cavalli, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Rex

I can’t say this is my taste, and I don’t know why the bottom of her gown appears to have been dipped in tar. But Sharon Stone is 56 fucking years old and looks a hell of a lot better in those tummy cut-outs than I would. Here’s to you, Sharon Stone, you fabulous ageless vampire.

JANE FONDA
gown by Atelier Versace, purse by Versace, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Dave M. Benett/WireImage

I kind of hate everything about this, but Jane Fonda is 76 and thus gets to wear as much illusion netting and baby pink tinsel as she damn well pleases.

ALESSANDRA AMBRÓSIO
gown by Roberto Cavalli, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Rex

Alessandra, you are not an old lady and thus your ice-dancer-goes-to-Miami outfit will not be excused.

IRINA SHAYK
gown and shoes by Atelier Versace

Photo: Rex

I like cut-outs and asymmetry as much as the next girl. But Irina just looks like she got stuck halfway through putting this on, and then just gave up and got into the limo anyway.

KAROLINA KURKOVA
gown by Christian Dior

Photo: Rex

Sad and awkward. A shame, because the shoes and the necklace are phenomenal, but this is just depressing.

ROSARIO DAWSON
gown by Vionnet

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

It’s at least a size too small, and Naomie Harris wore it better.

MILLA JOVOVICH
gown by Chanel

Photo: Rex

You can always count on Milla to bring the crazy. Sometimes that results in complete and utter fabulosity: sometimes, she looks like she’s wearing swim floaties made out of poodles.

SOFIA COPPOLA
dress by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Rex

BE LESS BORING.


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5 responses to 2014 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

  1. I know nothing about fashion but at least I get to look at pretty women while having no clue. Thanks for that 🙂

    • democracydiva – Author

      When I used to blog during boring classes in law school, the guys sitting behind me all said the same thing. Whatever gets people onto the site works for me! Happy to provide eye candy for all. ❤

  2. if you look at kylie minogue’s photo (girl stop with the lip plumpers you’re not fooling anyone!) you can see a girl wearing what is either a dress with extremely ugly and invisible tulle netting between the top and bottom, or those extremely ugly furry “leg boots” that ravers wear nowadays 😀 😀

    • democracydiva – Author

      I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T SEE THAT UNTIL NOW. Oh my god. I am so happy you pointed that out to me. That is maybe the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen!

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