The amfAR Gala Red Carpet: So Many Plunging Necklines, Cutouts, and Skimpy Looks

Come for the style, stay for the substance. The annual amfAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival may have plenty of high-octane red carpet outfits, but don't forget that the charity event raises over $10 million each year toward its goal of ending the AIDS epidemic. The money raised is used for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, treatment, education, and advocacy. 

Sponsored by Clase Azul, the 2022 amfAR Gala had plenty of amazing red carpet looks. Take, for instance, Nina Dobrev and Shaun White. Dobrev's Mônot gown was simply striking thanks to the plunging cutout detail, dramatic single sleeve, and fire-engine-red color. Cutouts were certainly a popular trend this evening, with Ciara and Cindy Bruna also getting in on the action. Scroll down to see the best celebrity red carpet looks from the event. 


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WHO: Nina Dobrev and Shaun White

WEAR: On Dobrev: Mônot dress; Messika Paris jewelry


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WHO: Cynthia Erivo 

WEAR: custom Louis Vuitton dress


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WHO: Elsa Hosk

WEAR: Valentino dress


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WHO: Ciara 

WEAR: custom Dundas dress


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WHO: Naomi Campbell

WEAR: Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress


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WHO: Ashley Graham

WEAR: Briony Raymond diamond rings and earrings


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WHO: Sami Miró

WEAR: custom Sami Miro Vintage for Revolve


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WHO: Joan Smalls

WEAR: custom Dundas dress


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WHO: Charli D'Amelio

WEAR: Mônot dress


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WHO: Vanessa Hudgens

WEAR: custom Miu Miu dress; Chopard jewelry 


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WHO: Cindy Bruna

WEAR: Mônot dress


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WHO: Charlie XCX

WEAR: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture dress

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