The amfAR Cinema Against Aids Annual Gala is arguably the highlight of the red carpet scene during the Cannes Film Festival. In fact, dare we suggest, the fête holds its place among some of the most prestigious red carpets we see throughout the year.
The event, which is held at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, brings together industry power-players, supermodels and plenty of celebrities, some of whom are already on the French Riviera for movie premieres, while others fly in specifically for the event.
This year the red carpet certainly did not disappoint. We spied Rita Ora in a strapless red gown, complete with thigh-high slit – perfect to show off her Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.
Supermodel Lara Stone, knowingly or not, took a stance against the apparent unspoken rule that flats are banned at Cannes, by wearing exactly that – flat, Jimmy Choo sandals. Fellow model (and Taylor Swift’s BFF), Karlie Kloss, wore a striking Tom Ford gown also paired with Jimmy Choo shoes. However her sandals came complete with towering heel.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, joined Stone in her fashion stance, pairing her Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 outfit with flat strappy sandals.
Click through our slideshow of all the standout red carpet action from the amfAR Gala 2015.