One of the biggest nights in the Cannes calendar, the amfAR Gala again proved that it is the night to pull out all the stops for the red carpet. Curated again by Carine Roitfeld, this years theme was dedicated to the iconic and always in style, Marilyn Monroe, and boasted a red-themed runway featuring custom designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and many more. And while there were many enviable designs walked for charity, there were just as many on the red carpet. Here are our favourite looks:
Aussie supermodel and style icon, Jessica Hart found her way onto our best dressed list in a stunningly draped mint gown by Vionnet. The classic cut kept it on theme, but the youthful hue of the gown was fresh and modern. Loose hair and minimal make up completed the look.
Fashion designer for Marchesa, Georgina Chapman also kept her look on theme, wearing an intricate red beaded and embroidered look from her own label. The fringe of the skirt added an interesting element to the silhouette Smartly, the look wasn’t over powered with too much make up, or fussy hair styling, with a simple smoky eye completing the look.
Italian model/actress, Bianca Balti chose to wear a look by her fellow countrymen, wearing a stunning bell sleeve ribboned gown by Dolce & Gabbana. The red hue of the dress was perfectly on theme, and the shape made her stand out from the sea of Versace cut outs and mermaid gowns. Sleek hair, simple make up and Chopard jewels completed her look.
She’s been winning red carpets all week, and the amfAR Gala was no exception; Aishwarya Rai opted her a champagne-hued beaded gown by Armani Privé. The tiered bodice was a youthful touch to the look and the hard to pull off colour looked poured on. A pop of colour on the eye and the lip added another colour dimension and loose hair framed her face.
Model/Cooking show host/girl crush, Jourdan Dunn chose a cocktail length dress rather than a gown, by fashion powerhouse Balmain. The embellished and woven canary dress was bright and youthful, but was extravagant enough to be worn to such an event as the gala. Glossy hair, a red lip, and statement accessories completed her look.
Fellow model, Karlie Kloss also opted for a resort-style dress, rather than a full gown. Wearing Chanel Couture, the delicately scalloped and beaded aspects of the dress made it gala worthy, but also appropriate for the French Rivera setting. Bronzed make up, simple accessories, and loose hair completed her look.
Blush silk is never an easy look to pull off, but Kylie Minogue makes it look effortless. Choosing an up and coming designer, Juan Carlos Obando, for her look, the classic halter echoed the white subway gate dress that made Marilyn Monroe an icon. Glossy make up, side swept hair, and minimal accessories completed the look.
And as for the best dressed on the night, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Emilio Pucci outshone the rest of the attendees. The silhouette was exactly what was expected from the gala, and the colour and the draping brought the classical shape into 2014. Loose waves, bronzed make up and simple jewels completed her look.