You may think the Cannes Film Festival itself is the annual fashion event of the French Riviera, but within it is a particularly noteworthy evening whose red carpet stands out all on its own. It’s the amFAR gala, which took place last night just as the festival itself was about to come to a close.
The yearly party is in honor of the foundation founded to help find a cure and treatment for AIDS, famously carrying the immense support of the late Elizabeth Taylor, who joined in 1985. Each year, as expected, those who attend do right by the iconic Taylor herself by pulling out all the stops as far as style goes. This year, that meant tons of dramatic hemlines from the likes of models Elsa Hosk and Sara Sampaio while Maria Borges and up-and-coming actress Laura Harrier were much more inclined to leave the drama to the back of their ensembles. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton, a Cannes regular, went the dramatic floral route in the best possible way.
Ahead, we’ve compiled the most wildly fancy moments of the night. Keep scrolling to see them all.
WHO: Paris Hilton
WEAR: Nicolas Jebran dress
WHO: Maria Borges
WEAR: Roberto Cavalli dress
WHO: Kristen Stewart
WEAR: Chanel dress; Christian Louboutin shoes
WHO: Sara Sampaio
WEAR: Elie Saab dress; Chopard jewelry
WHO: Laura Harrier
WEAR: The Row dress; Bulgari jewelry
WHO: Halima Aden
WEAR: Stella McCartney dress; Lark & Berry jewelry
WHO: Teyana Taylor
WEAR: Philipp Plein suit
WHO: Nathalie Emmanuel
WEAR: Stella McCartney dress; Messika jewelry
WHO: Ruby Rose
WEAR: Rosa Chá dress
WHO: Elsa Hosk
WEAR: Ermanno Scervino dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Jacob & Co. jewelry