AMFAR Charity Gala: The Stars’ Statement Outfits

AMFAR – the American Foundation for Aids Research, always ensures fun is a vital part of the fundraising. Their events during the Cannes film festival are legendary with a super glamorous dress code and stars gathering for a five course Champagne meal and post-dinner entertainment by a world-famous star. Their recent event in New York was equally lavish and as it was sponsored by high-end jeweller Harry Winston, no expense was spared on making sure that the catering and entertainment were top notch.

The charity raises money by charging for the tickets with every single guest paying a whopping £10,000 a ticket. If you’ve spent that much on a party then you don’t want to skimp on the dress so the celebs and socialite guests all looked ready for The Oscars. In fact, it’s a great warm-up for The Oscars and useful for us to look at for inspiration about what to wear for Spring balls and parties. Time goes so quickly, party season will be here before we know it.

Let’s have a closer look at the stars’ stunning outfits:

Ellie Goulding 

Ellie looked fierce and fabulous in a sequin maxi dress that complemented both her skin tone and her hair. A bronze colour makes skin look more golden and blonde hair look shinier, which are only good things. Not only that but sequins are so eye-catching – this dress would turn heads all night long.

Alessandra Ambrosio

White always grabs attention and Alessandra’s white maxi dress is dazzling. With her hair pulled back, she’s working the outfit to make a statement. Notice that the shape of the dress is sleek and sophisticated, which is important if you’re wearing white so that it doesn’t look too bridal.

Adriana Lima

The Victoria’s Secret model kept more of her curves hidden than usual in a long sleeve black maxi dress, but the plunge neck adds a gorgeous edge. Mesh and lace detail are really fashionable right now, adding a luxe edge and then a red lipstick completes the look. Stunning!

Scarlett Johansson

The American actress decided for a power dressing outfit and it suits her! With her cropped her, she totally pulls off the androgynous look with her trouser suit and she looks super comfortable in it. If you want to look sophisticated, a trouser suit is ideal.

Heidi Klum

Heidi looked fresh and pretty in a black maxi dress embellished with a floral design. As she’s got world class legs she wants to show them off and a thigh split enables her to do this. Black sandals enable her to lengthen her legs even more to help her walk around with confidence, knowing she looks statuesque and fabulous.


It’s great to see Iman back out and looking her best again after the tragic death of her husband David Bowie last year. Grief doesn’t have to affect your style as she showed in a scarlet red maxi dress with fishtail hem. The dress hugs every curve before flaring out into a full skirt, flattering her figure and making her look so youthful. Go Iman!

Paris Hilton

The American heiress doesn’t always get it right when it comes to fashion, but this gold dress hits the spot perfectly. The waist detail and bracelet cuffs give the impression of a bronzed Greek Goddess. What do you think of this look?

Whose dress wowed you the most? Bring on the Spring parties!

Love Zoex

9th February 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin