Over the past few weeks Hollywood's older women haven't been on their best form. All I need to say is Nicole Kidman and V magazine and you should know where I'm going with that one, but Sharon Stone brought it all back on a good footing yesterday.
The actress chose this black Roberto Cavalli gown to attend the amfAR gala in Milan, a style that the designer reportedly designed especially for her.The cleavage bearing cut out on the front could easily have made this look steer down the mutton dressed as lamb route but Stone pulls it off.
Last week's amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala was a huge success raking in a record-breaking £7 million on the night and Carine Roitfeld definitely lent a helping hand in bringing the money in.
This year the former Vogue editor and long-time contributor to the event held a special fashion show at the gala where everyone from Cara Delevigne to Kate Upton walked the runway. The theme was 'the perfect black wardrobe' and everyone from Tom Ford to Christopher Kane donated their designs, which were all auctioned off as a single lot for £240,500.
Roitfeld wasn't the only industry figure lending a hand. Karl Lagerfeld put his services forward along with Harvey Weinsten to offer the opportunity for someone to star in a short film directed by the designer and produced by the Hollywood giant. Even Peter Lindbergh offered a private shoot up for auction, which raised £71,000.
Along with the Met Gala, the annual amfAR event during the Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar. Unlike some of the big award ceremonies that can often be a bit hit and miss, amfAR always attracts a good red carpet and last night, with the exception of Kate Upton, was no exception.
Diane Kruger continued her reign as one of the best dressed women at this year's event, sporting a dress from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection that was unveilved recently. Karolina Kurkova continued her love of all things gold in a beautiful Roberto Cavalli sheer sequin dress with a matching jacket but you'll pleased to know that it came sans gold blingy hat.
Carine Roitfeld has been a long time collaborator and supporter of amfAR and this year she's working on a special project with me. Despite having several different ventures on the go like her upcoming MAC make-up line, new magazine and of course, being a new grand mother, Roitfeld will stage the gala's first fashion show.
The event, which takes place each year during the Cannes Film Festival to benefit the fight against AIDS, has always been known for delivering great red carpet looks so it makes sense that fashion will take such a prominent role. The idea behind the show is the 'perfect black wardrobe' and according to WWD, everyone from Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang to Givenchy and Louis Vuitton are involved.
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.
2012 is supposed to be a big year for Lindsay Lohan. After a series of high profile run-ins with the law, the actress confirmed that the she will be focusing on her acting career this year as she prepares to play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming movie titled 'Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story'.
With that in mind, LiLo was back on the red carpet circuit last night attending the amfAR New York gala to kick off New York Fashion Week. Yesterday the Daily Mail ran a story criticising the actress for not looking her best at the event and while the newspaper is known for unjistifiable criticising celebrities, we have to agree with them on this one. The 25 year-old's face looked much older than her years and not even her white Tom Ford outfit couldn't distract from that.
Kylie Minogue is never one to shy away from showing a bit of thigh - all I need to remind you of is those infamous gold shorts - so it was hardly a suprise when she turned up to the 2010 amfAR New York Gala in this black dress with a huge split showing off black suspenders. The man behind the outfit was Jean Paul Gaultier, who has long collaborated with Minogue on her tour outfits.