The Supers Invade the 21st Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

As if the Cannes Film Festival could get any more glamorous, Thursday’s annual Cinema Against AIDS amfAR Gala brought the week-long red carpet affair to a close with more swoon-worthy gowns and gorgeous top models than we could count!

Before the show even started, the models were already turning heads outside the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where they flaunted their latest high-fashion ensembles for the crowd.  Alessandra Ambrosio put the “bomb” in bombshell in her white cut-out Roberto Cavalli gown, while Irina Shayk sparkled in pale pink Atelier Versace dress, which was draped over a sequin mini, revealing a perfectly tanned and toned leg.  Heidi Klum also opted for a bit of Versace tonight, dazzling in a beaded pastel blue number and Bulgari jewels.  That shade of blue was a popular one among the models tonight, with both Jessica Hart and Liu Wen stepping out in beautiful, flowy gowns of the same color.

L’Oreal Paris’ team of supermodel brand ambassadors including Lara Stone, Karlie Kloss, Barbara Palvin and Bianca Balti were also in attendance this evening.  New mom Lara Stone flaunted her fabulous figure in a cropped bodice and full skirt featuring bronze studded details and embellishments.  Meanwhile, Karlie opted for a beaded ’20s-inspred navy Chanel dress and silver flats, while Barbara Palvin gave a peek at her runway-ready physique in a sheer floor-length black gown.

Following the models’ sparkling walk down the runway, the beauties joined their fellow A-listers, including Leonardo DiCaprio— the actor turned up to support both the cause and his girlfriend Toni Garrn, who he shared a rare moment of PDA with out on the dance floor—  Sharon Stone, Justin Beiber and Marion Cotillard, for the traditional full-course dinner and silent auction, the proceeds from which benefit AIDS research.  The auction got off to an impressive start, with Carine’s entire one-of-a-kind red fashion collection going for $3.5 million.  As the bids kept coming in, guests saw one lucky bidder pay $15 million for a gold-plated woolly mammoth skeleton by Damien Hirst, while enjoying a memorable performance Lana Del Ray.  By the end of the event, the Cannes A-listers were able to raise a record-breaking $35 million for AIDS research— an incredible feat to say the least!

Below, you’ll find all of the model looks from Thursday’s amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala red carpet, including Coco Rocha, Nadja Bender, Bar Refaeli, Toni Garrn and more.  And stay tuned as we continue to update with more photos and tidbits live from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival!

 


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Supermodels Hit the Deck at Roberto Cavalli’s Cannes Yacht Party

It’s not Cannes without a champagne-filled bash on Roberto Cavalli’s yacht, and last night the A-list definitely got its fair share at the designer’s annual dinner party.

Making the latest stop on the Cannes party circuit, supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk and Coco Rocha joined a number of their fellow catwalkers

Joining such VIPS as John Travolta, Justin Beiber, Andrea Bocelli and Kellan Lutz, the supermodels turned out in droves in their red carpet finest for what will surely be a highlight of this year’s festival.

After turning heads in a gorgeous white beaded Emilio Pucci dress at the Puerto Azul Experience event, Alessandra Ambrosio made time for a quick wardrobe change before hitting the deck in a low-cut coral-colored gown by the Italian designer.

Also making their way from the Puerto Azul Experience for a stop on the party yacht was the beautiful Heidi Klum and Coco Rocha, both of whom looked effortless glamourous in matching all-white looks.  Heidi stunned in a slinky white Versace gown paired with gilded Bulgari jewels, while Coco dazzled in an embellished Roberto Cavalli suit topped off with pieces from her new Oh So Coco Bauble Bar collection.  We for one couldn’t take our eyes of the super’s statement pearl ear cuff!

Meanwhile, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Irina Shayk were spotted posing for photos alongside Mr. Cavallli himself, all the while showcasing their figure-flattering bombshell gowns— Rosie a sexy black hip-hugging bandage dress with cut-outs at the side and Irina a semi-sheer beaded Cavalli gown.

Among the other famous catwalkers showcasing the designer’s looks on board were Izabel Goulart, Liu Wen, Natasha Poly, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sasha Luss and Barbara Palvin, who was also spotted spending a considerable amount of time with former rumored fling Justin Beiber.  Could a romance be brewing in Cannes?  We’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, you can see all of the amazing model looks from last night’s Roberto Cavalli bash after the jump!
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Supermodels’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Summer Sunnies

Following up on recent collaborations with Peter Pilotto, Phillip Lim and Jason Wu, Target announced Thursday that its next partnership will be with Joseph Altuzarra, who will create a limited-edition collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for women to hit stores this fall. ~ Fashionista

Here’s one for the fashion history buffs: The latest installment in Chanel’s Inside Chanel series delves into the history of the house’s choice iconic colors including Mademoiselle Chanel’s personal musings on the power of red and why black “trumps all.” ~ Black Book

If you loved V Magazine‘s racy Kate Moss x Rihanna cover, just wait until you see the stars of its all-new Summer issue: Katy Perry and Madonna! Like Kate and Riri, the pop singers star in an S&M inspired shoot that is sure to make you blush. ~ V Magazine

From fragrance to make-up to skin care; Burberry takes a fashionable step forward to becoming a top 10 player in the luxury skin care market with plans to launch its first range by 2015! ~ Telegraph

For the ninth year in a row, Louis Vuitton has been named the number one most-valuable luxury brand in the world, with Hermès, Gucci and Prada rounding out the top four places on the annual BrandZ Top 100 List. ~ WWD

Chanel is going from the Lone Star state to the Colorado mountains, as the brand prepares to launch a pop-up shop in Aspen next month. ~ WWD

Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape is a lot easier said than done.  To help, we’ve rounded up four different face shapes on four gorgeous supermodels to give you one easy, straight-forward guide to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses just in time for summer! ~ Modelinia

The Cannes Frock-athon Continues!

Look out Blake Lively— there’s a new glamazon taking over the Cannes red carpet!

On Wednesday, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made her official red carpet debut, stepping out for “The Search” premiere in a ravishing dove grey Gucci gown featuring a floor-sweeping skirt and a slim ribbon belt cinched at the waist.  What’s more, it was covered in gleaming silver glass beads to match the model’s glitzy chandelier earrings, statement ring and silver heels.  A true stunner!

Rosie arrived in France two days ago— in her very own private jet no less—  and was soon treating the masses to a plethora of chic with a short and sweet Victoria Beckham frock for the Magnum short film photocall. Then last night, she was spotted cutting loose with her fellow catwalkers - Cara Delevingne and Toni Garrn included – for a swanky night at the De Grisogono party, where she flaunted a Cushnie Et Ochs cut-out gown.

Speaking of Cara, the British beauty also returned to the festival’s red carpet today, this time opting for a strapless metallic mini dress, black sandals and a black and white Chanel clutch.  Lara Stone also turned heads as she made her first ever Cannes appearance in a hot pink Calvin Klein asymmetrical gown, while Russian supermodel Irina Shayk flashed her runway-ready legs in an embellished neon green gown featuring a thigh-high slit and a matching head scarf.

With the annual amfAR gala and Carine Roitfeld-directed fashion show on the agenda for tomorrow, we’re expecting to see even more jaw-dropping gown and supermodel red carpet moments.  Until then, catch up on all of the models’ glorious Cannes red carpet gown in the slideshow below:

 


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How the Models Will Be Spending Memorial Day Weekend

Come Saturday, we’ll be kicking back in our best white looks to celebrate another glorious Memorial Day holiday weekend with our close friends and family.  From hometown barbecues, to beach getaways, our Memorial Day plans are shaping up to be the ultimate pre-summer kick-off and we for one can’t wait to cash in on the long holiday weekend— and unsurprisingly, we’re not the only ones.  Ahead of the long weekend, we caught up with a few of our favorite top models to see how they’ll be spending Memorial Day this year.  From the Hamptons to Newport Beach, find out where Lily Aldridge, Hilary Rhoda, Caroline Winberg and more will be celebrating in the slideshow below:


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Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and More Turn Out for the De Grisogono Bash

The film premieres may be the big draw of the Cannes Film Festival during the day, but come nightfall, its the after parties where the real magic happens.  Case and point: Tuesday night’s De Grisogono ‘Fatale’ party, which brought out arguably the biggest model turn out yet!

Held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes, the party thrown by the Swiss jewelry company in honor of Sharon Stone, was hands-down the hottest ticket in town, featuring a fashion show, a live orchestra, a 4-D projection — which temporarily turned the hotel into a moving box —a gig by R&B singer Jason Derulo and a dinner based on fresh crab, passion fruit and vanilla. As expected, the lavish fete drew a number of high-profile names including supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Toni Garrn, Anne Vyalitsyna, Izabel Goulart, Natasha Poly, and VIPS such as Amber Heard, Justin Beiber, Riley Keough and Rosario Dawson.

Hot off her sister Poppy’s wedding last week, Cara Delevingne made her first appearance in Cannes at the De Grisogono bash, taking to the red carpet in a white beaded Roberto Cavalli gown with a low scooping back, and a necklace, worn in reverse so that it fell down her back—an attempt to show off her new neck tattoo perhaps?
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Models Take Dubai in Style!

Steven Meisel is slated to shoot the 2015 edition of the iconic Pirelli calendar — and, somewhat shockingly, it will be the first time that he has photographed it! ~ Telegraph

Valentino Garavani will be opening the doors to his Parisian chateau to host a brunch for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding on Friday.  Additionally, guests will each be given personal security and a mobile phone on arrival in Paris in a bid to keep the nuptials as hush hush as possible (because you know, it’s not already the biggest wedding of the year). ~ Page Six 

Victoria Beckham has just released a sneak preview of her latest creations before the full Pre-Fal ’14 collection launches on victoriabeckham.com tomorrow and naturally, they ooze everything we love about VB’s very own style! ~ Grazia UK

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Nails Inc. has signed Alexa Chung as the new face of the U.K.-based brand with rumors of her own collection of fabric-inspired polishes to come. Oh, and did we mention kale is involved? ~ Fashionista

Want to know what it takes to be Condé Nast’s youngest editor-in-chief? Lucky magazine’s Eva Chen recently sat down with Forbes to talk about her day-to-day life including her fashion philosophy and why she considers Lucky to be a “very polished beta.” ~ Forbes

Didn’t make it to Chanel’s extravagant Cruise show in Dubai last week?  Don’t worry— Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson and others are sharing a first-hand look at all of the decadent Arabian action straight from the runway! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week

It’s been a busy week for the models from Alessandra Ambrosio attending the many glitzy parties of the Cannes Film Festival, Tyra Banks showing off  a new look, and Chrissy Teigen celebrating John Legend’s Honorary Doctorate! Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at this week’s top model twitpics.


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