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.
Bar Refaeli has been pretty quiet in the last few months, minus her recent role in the annual amfAR gala, but expect to be see more from the model in the coming month. Today the New York Post confirmed that the model has signed on the be a judge in episode of E!'s new reality series, Scouted. “Bar will appear in one episode, advising and helping aspiring models,” a source revealed.
Following in the footsteps of America's Next Top Model, the show is centred on finding the next big thing in modelling talent with the winner securing a spot in Scott Lipps' New York agency, One Management.
Today saw the entertainment world and fashion elite come together for the annual amfAR gala in Cannes. Like last year, the event was a lot more subdued and relaxed than its over-the-top blingy style in previous years.
Fund-raising offerings this year included a weekend in Hollywood, a role in a comedy with Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts and spending a day with Bill Clinton. A-listers including Joely Richardson, Rachel Bilson, Carine Roitfeld and Tom Ford all walked down the grey carpet to join in with the festivities.