21 Hottest Looks from the Cannes amfAR Gala Cinema Against AIDS

David Gandy at the amfAR 22nd Cinema Against AIDS. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Each year, the amfAR gala rallies celebrities and wealthy do-gooders to support research for the global AIDS crisis. Celebrities are never ones to shy away from donating to charity, and they raised over $30 million (!) at Thursday evening’s art auction and gala in Cannes. Bonafide art aficionado Leonardo DiCaprio donated a Banksy to the auction that sold for 986,000 euros — nearly $1.1 million. Appropriately so, the stars were out in celebratory fashion. From David Gandy (above) looking handsome as always, to super models like Karlie Kloss, Isabeli Fontana, Joan Smalls, and more, all stunning as ever, check out 21 of the hottest looks from the Cannes amfAR Gala.

Isabeli Fontana. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Joan Smalls. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Jourdan Dunn. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Karlie Kloss. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Karolina Kurkova. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Mary J. Blige. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Rita Ora. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Sampaio. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Shanina Shaik. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Sienna Miller. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Tom Ford. Photo: BFAnyc.com

Toni Garnn. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Zoe Kravitz. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Adriana Lima. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Aishwarya Rai. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Anja Rubik. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Bella Hadid. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Chanel Iman. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Daphne Groenveld. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Gigi Hadid: Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAyc.com


Carven’s Guillaume Henry: Fashion’s Newest Heartthrob

There have been too few true fashion heartthrobs since the days of Michael Flinn and Bruce Hulse, unless you count David Gandy and Tom Ford, and I do. For the most part in recent years we’ve gazed at the silver screen for our beautiful man fix. However, thanks to a fast expanding business – just last month he opened two boutiques in Shanghai and a flagship store in London – Carven’s Guillaume Henry has been brought to our long awaited attentions.

Henry is strikingly handsome with bright slate eyes and a full head of perfectly coiffed (as in perfectly awry) brown hair. His boyish grin and cheeky charm lend themselves well to the bright-eyed bushy-tailed reputation now tacked on to his name. He’s tall, slim and wonderfully unassuming.

Not only is he easy on the eyes but his designs are as well. His clothes are sensual and sweet with a bit of coquetry. They are simple, elegant and clever. I find myself switching between daydreams of his face to daydreams of his candy pink wool overcoat that is already sold out in Europe (I have yet to decide which I more ardently desire.)

Fortunately for everyone living in the tri-state area, Carven is opening its first stateside outpost in New York (at 83 Mercer Street, but who’s stalking?) He recently held a dinner to celebrate the new store and while was I not invited, a whole host of competitors beautiful and talented women were, like Ciara and Leandra Medine (both of whom received a monogrammed cloth napkin, the clever surprise of the night.)

But don’t let any of this deter you. I certainly haven’t. Despite his staggeringly good looks (which may cause loss of words and or social skills,) droves of beautiful girlfriends (yes, Alexa Chung is also a very, very close friend) and unquestioned fame, I will be there when Carven finally opens its doors, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and probably wearing something pink and humming a Lorde song as I read he has a penchant for both.

Prince Harry’s Pal Revamps London’s New No. 3 Cromwell

Prince Harry’s pal and all around glitterati-collector Howard Spooner has again decisively stolen the London nightlife conversation with this rather, well, glittering revamp of a legendary South Kensington nightspot. Once the playground of everyone from Jayne Mansfield to Sean Connery to Sir Elton (not to mention the site of a certain Jimi Hendrix’s London debut), the glamorous new incarnation of No. 3 Cromwell is now attracting supermodel sorts like David Gandy and Elle MacPherson. And no wonder. Taking up all three floors of a striking Georgian townhouse, the famous and fabulous could surely want for nothing here. 

True, the chandeliered, piano-equipped dining room (pardon, Drawing Room) is hardly a culinary game changer, dishing up a quite reasonably priced assortment of sliders and dips, aka "boozing food." But we do love that they’ve thought to have a dedicated "pudding" menu, complete with corresponding Ports and and Sauternes’. 

The Back Room cocktail bar, with its baroque trimmings and stately fireplaces, is a sure bet for tabloid-worthy celebrity snoggings (sample tipple titles: Threesome, Menage A Trois). But it’s The Basement nightclub–yes, it’s in the basement–which will be swinging in full until 3am every night. It’s got, um, padded walls…which we can only guess is intended for the safety of the royal habitués. 

Get the inside-scoop on No. 3 Cromwell.