One of the hottest tickets to score during the Cannes Film Festival is the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. The event is fun but also raises money for a good cause. To date, this spectacular, star-studded event has raised more than $190 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and has helped keep the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. The event brings together the stars of philanthropy, film, and fashion for a very fabulous and luxurious evening. This years event chairs, and the theme of the evening, tell me that it is going to be one of the best red carpets yet. This years theme, dictated by the fashion show that Carine Roitfeld is curating, is the golden age of Hollywood. That means that we are about to see a whole slew of old Hollywood inspired looks on the red carpet. 40 star models are slated to take to the runway to present Carine’s collection this season and I am really excited to see who will donate their time to walk the runway. Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio is no stranger to the red carpet at Cannes or amfAR so it would come as no surprise to see her make the jaunt to the French Riviera for this years gala. For the red carpet I went for a more modern look than old Hollywood with this white Atelier Versace Spring 2016 Couture draped gown white features an asymmetrical neckline, hip cutout, and a sexy split. I really wanted to see this gown on the red carpet during Cannes last year. Since it didn’t get worn then I want to see it have a really beautiful moment this year and I think that Alessandra Ambrosio would be the perfect person to bring it to life on the red carpet at Cannes. With a sleek updo, smokey eye, nude lip, statement diamond drop earrings, and a pair of strappy silver sandals this look would be more than perfection. Diane Kruger is one of the Event Chairs for this years Gala and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at this years gala, which will take place the evening before her big premiere. In the past we have seen Diane at the Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes several time. As her self set tradition has set every time that Diane attends the amfAR Gala in Cannes we always see her wearing Chanel, and I bet that will be the case yet again. I would love it if Diane referenced her role in Troy wearing this amazing ivory draped Chanel Cruise 2018 Grecian goddess gown which features a plunging neckline and a completely sequined corset belted waist. I think that this gown would be an absolutely beautiful option for Diane to wear on the red carpet at amfAR, it fits the location of the gardens of the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc perfectly. Styling this look with a loose updo, gold clutch, lined eyes, gold sandals, and dainty yellow gold drop earrings would really make this another beautiful moment for Diane on the amfAR red carpet.The amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala red carpet will be the first major red carpet appearance that Irina Shayk will make since she had her baby. When it comes to her style I am either really interested, really bored, or really disgusted. I hope that when she steps out on the Cannes red carpet that she will do so in high style. Some of Irina’s best red carpet looks have come from Versace, so I went back to the brand to pick the perfect gown for her to wear for amfAR. Irina was one of the first people I thought of when I first saw this amazing grey to acid yellow fully embellished Atelier Versace Spring 2017 Couture halter gown which features an ombre feathered hemline and I the amfAR Gala is the perfect place for her to wear it. The gown is breezy glamour and that makes it the perfect look to wear on a red carpet that overlooks the crashing waves of the French Riviera. The gown alone is such a statement so I would finish this look with a pair of grey sandals, a sleek updo, dramatic lined eye, & a nude lip to make sure this look is not overworked.Lily Donaldson has already landed in Cannes and walked a red carpet at the Palais and I would bet that she will be one of the 40 models that Carine Roitfeld has recruited to walk in her Golden Age of Hollywood themed runway show at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday. Last year Lily was one of my favorites at the amfAR gala wearing a custom red Prada gown and I hope that she lives up to her past this year. I think that Lily would more than do this white Blumarine Fall 2017 RTW gown which features a crystal bodice with three quarter length sleeves and plunging neckline and a silk skirt with two slits justice on the red carpet at the amfAR Gala. This gown is totally a perfect modern interpretation of old Hollywood glamour and I am sure that someone will snatch it up for this red carpet. Lily would really make this a totally glamorous red carpet look. I know that with the double slits that the wearer might be tempted to pull some “Angelina leg,” but I think that Lily would just strategically flash some leg unlike the likes of Bella Hadid or Kendall Jenner would would have us asking why bother even having a skirt. Rounding out this look with silver sandals, a silver clutch, red lip, old Hollywood waves, smokey eye, and a pair of dazzling diamond drop earrings would really make it 100% perfection. Rounding out today’s wishes is the gorgeous Nicole Kidman, who is serving as one of this years event chairs. Nicole’s time at amfAR will come following her four straight days of premieres at the festival. I have a really good feeling about what Nicole is going to bring over the course of her time at the festival, which begins tomorrow, and the amfAR Gala will just be the perfect way to cap it all off. We have never seen Nicole wear a look from Tom Ford, but when he was the creative director at Gucci in the early 2000’s Nicole was all over his designs. I think that the amfAR Gala would be the perfect place for Nicole to wear a look from Tom Ford’s signature collection. I don’t think any of the recent runway looks are very Nicole and I would love to see her in something custom. To find a perfect Tom Ford look for Nicole to wear for amfAR I went online shopping and found this amazing grey sequined Tom Ford gown which features long sleeves, column silhouette, and a cold shoulder. Cost is nothing for Cannes so the $15,000 price tag is nothing. This is a very modern look which I think in its glamorous core still holds true to the feeling of Hollywood glamour. All I would add to this look to make it perfect are a sleek ponytail, lined eye, light pink lip, diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of grey sandals.
The 2017 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala will take place on Thursday May 25, 2017. The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is currently running and will run through Sunday May 28, 2017.