New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
When the Art of Elysium, a charity organization that encourages entertainers to reach out to sick children, honoured Kirsten Dunst on Saturday, plenty of Hollywood came out to see the festivities. Everyone from Ashley Olsen to Jessica Alba to Dita von Teese hit the red carpet for the third-annual charity gala, titled "Heaven."
Dunst, who has worked with The Art of Elysium for more than six years, received the Spirit of Elysium Award in Beverly Hills from last year's winner, Eva Mendes. The gala's after-party - planned in part by co-chair Lisa Love of Teen Vogue - featured an appearance by Billy Idol and Steve Jones. But most importantly, who gets your style vote for the evening?