Saturday, May 22, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld Says The Crowd At The amFAR's in France Were Better Dressed Than The Fake Fashion At The Oscars In United States

Actor Alan Cumming hosted amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France last night. Actresses, movie moguls, philanthropists, fashion designers, and supermodels showed up (and dressed up) for a great cause—with Carine Roitfeld, Tom Ford, Georgina Chapman, Constance Jablonksi, Peter Dundas, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, and Dree Hemingway (above in the short yellow Valentino Haute Couture) representing the best dressed fashion contingent.

Mary J. Blige and Patti Smith performed during the event, and the year's auction raised 7.5 million euros in three hours.
But, the comment Karl Lagerfeld made may have overshadowed the event.
Karl Lagerfeld, stated that “The fashion is fantastic tonight,. At the Oscars, it’s fake. People wear what they think they should wear. Here, people wear what they like, not because they are obliged.” I adore Karl and am from the gold old U.S.A., so I am hoping there isn't any type of backlash based on this comment.

American actress from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Banks,
in a stunning Atelier Versace gown.

British model, actress, and fashion designer Georgina Chapman in Marchesa. The pregnant fashion designer and wife of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is due in August. If only I looked like that when I was pregnant! Sigh...

American actress Jennifer Lopez in Roberto Cavalli.
This gal just gets better with time, just like a fine wine.

Emily Blunt in Georges Chakra. Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria (2009) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). I think she nailed it in this form fitting classic red gown and matching lips.

Eugenia Niarchos and Tatiana Santo Domingo. Eugenie Niarchos has fashion iconism running in the blood. Her great-grandmother was Gloria Guiness and Daphne Guinness is her aunt. In the past year she has colaborated with friend Gaia Repossi on a collection called Czarina for the House of Repossi (the official jewelers to the late Prince Rainier).
Tatiana Santo Domingo is a social lite that was born in New York City.

Kate Beckinsale in a sculptural ice blue Armani Prive. One word... dreamy.
Kate was born in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions.

Naomi Cambell in L'Wren Scott with the designer. The latest news on Supermodel Naomi Campbell is that she may be called to testify as a witness in the U.N. case against Charles Taylor, the exiled former president of Liberia. reported this today Prosecutors in the case filed a motion for her testimony, as they want to hear about the uncut “blood diamonds” Taylor gave her in 1997 at a dinner party at Nelson Mandela’s home. With these troubles, I will give her a free pass on this dress.

Kenneth Cole with Camilla Belle who is from Los Angeles in Gucci Premiere.
Don't they look classic and chic in black?

Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott. L'Wren, hot Hollywood stylist and former model is known for her impeccable style. She recently launched her own eponymous line of classic, luxurious fashion essentials. Sleek, chic and predominantly black with flashes of nude or burgundy, these are pieces created to make a woman look and feel fabulous.

Diane Kruger in Chanel. "Inglorious Basterds" star Diane Kruger has a knack for stepping outside the box when it comes to fashion. I find this dress classy, feminine, unique and youthful.

Karolina Kurkova is a Czech model, best known as a former Victoria's Secret Angel, and an aspiring actress. This dress is fun, fun, fun!
She looks like a gal I want to party with.

New Jersey girl Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture.
I am sure the detailing of this dress is beautiful in person,
I just think this dress is a bit mature for Kirsten and is ill fitting for her little figure.

What is your favorite or memorable look?
Do you think Karl Lagerfeld had a valid point?
Or, should he stick to designing and zip it?
Thanks for stopping by, dear friend!


Photo credits: Coutorture



I love Chanel, and I love your post !! Thank you said...

Wow, some really nice dresses there:)

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Keith said...

Great photos. All are so beautiful. Hard to pick a favorite.

Crave said...

Lovely recap!!! Beautiful photos!

Kristin said...

Gotta love my girl Kate. She killed it at Cannes and now here!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Fabulous selection...Each one of them is gorgeous:-)

Happy weekend, cheers: Evi

Leia said...

Oh these dresses are just so lovely!

Ashe Mischief said...

Goodness knows I don't disagree with his quote... it's fabulous to see so many stylish women in one place, and all of them taking a chance with their dressage! (Plus, looking fabulous while doing so.)

Jessica said...

Actually I agree too! After living in France for a year, I have totally seen that. In America people dress for 'what others will think'here they really do dress to please themselves. And its this really freeing fashion sense that allows to explore and create beautiful ensembles. I love it!

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