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Slinky Gowns and Grace Jones in an Intergalactic Hat at the amfAR Gala

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Last night in Los Angeles at Milk Studios, celebrities gathered for the amfAR Inspiration Gala.

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amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research, throws galas in six cities around the world. This one featured a performance by 65-year-old living legend Grace Jones, so let us bask in her magnificence and glory for a moment…

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It's her universe, we just live in it, okay? Okay! On to the red carpet.

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Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros — whom you may have seen posing in lingerie for Victoria's Secret or in a bikini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue — wore a very pretty gown that makes me miss Downton Abbey. Jacki Weaver — who was a Best Supporting Actress nominee at the Oscars this year for Silver Linings Playbook — sparkled in obsidian sequins.

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Kelly Osbourne's red lace gown: Let's nix the bow in the back.

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Hugo Boss: SHINY.

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Lydia Hearst (actress, model, columnist, socialite, heiress, great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst) channeled a modern-day Guinevere. Goldie Hawn's Tadashi Shoji gown is light and frothy but better suited to springtime, no? Los Angeles knows no seasons, I guess.

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This red carpet had a lot of black ensembles. Mostly black. Comedian/TV host Chelsea Handler did it retro-cute; model/actress Devon Aoki went the inky slinky route.

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Zoe Saldana is gorgeous, but the lower half of this Marni dress is troublesome. Are the ruffles awkwardly situated? Is the hem too long? Something is not right.

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My word, Sharon Stone, as I live and breathe. This suit looks so great on her. We've seen quite a few women in suits lately, including Miley Cyrus at the AMAs, Iman at the Glamour Women of the Year event and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the BFAs. Loving it.

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More black: Vanessa Hudgens bared her belly in a Hugo Boss cropped, tuxedo-inspired jacket and skirt with floral appliqués. The skirt might be slightly overwhelming? She looks fab, though.

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Hot damn, Paula Abdul's column dress and metal belt. Phenomenal. Never heard of Israeli actress/producer Moran Atias, but she looks stunning in a fluid, midnight-hued gown.

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Last but not least: Time to discuss the Issa London dress on Orange Is The New Black star Laura Prepon. That's a helluva lot of fabric. And yet! With her hair and eyes and the vivid color, there's something Liz Taylor-esque happening. On someone else this might be a disaster, but since it's so vibrant and different (so sick of sheer/illusion/net/lace) I'm gonna go ahead and say this is the best of the bunch. Kudos.

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YellowDiva

Can someone please explain the tights/peeptoes to me? I have peeptoes, but I feel like I can only wear them for 3 months of the year for fear of being a bamma (hot mess) by wearing it with tights. Is this an acceptable thing?