Dua Lipa Wears the Most Dramatic Valentino Dress With Soaring Sandals at amfAR Gala Cannes 2019

The stars aligned in Cannes, France, today for amfAR’s 26th annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala — and the fashion was incredible.

Amid the sea of chicly dressed celebrities, Dua Lipa stood out in an over-the-top, red-orange feathered gown from Valentino’s spring ’19 couture collection. The “Electricity” singer teamed the dramatic dress with strappy Jimmy Choo Minny sandals, which feature a classic ankle strap and slim stiletto heel.

Dua Lipa, valentino spring 2019 couture gown, celebrity style, legs, feathesrs, strappy sandals, couture,amfAR's 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2019The star-studded event will include a black-tie dinner, a celebrity-filled live auction, a runway show of exclusive looks curated by Carine Roitfeld, and special performances by Mariah Carey, Dua Lipa, Tom Jones, and The Struts. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide
Dua Lipa in Valentino.
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Strappy sandals were a popular choice among attendees. Martha Hunt went for an Old Hollywood-inspired look in a sparkly gold gown worn underneath a matching cape. Her gold sandals were by Christian Louboutin.

Martha HuntamfAR's 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2019The star-studded event will include a black-tie dinner, a celebrity-filled live auction, a runway show of exclusive looks curated by Carine Roitfeld, and special performances by Mariah Carey, Dua Lipa, Tom Jones, and The Struts. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide
Martha Hunt in Louboutin sandals.
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Meanwhile, Stella Maxwell dazzled in baby blue, selecting a one-shouldered gown with jewel detailing around the bodice and matching ankle-strap sandals with a satin upper.

Stella MaxwellamfAR's 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2019The star-studded event will include a black-tie dinner, a celebrity-filled live auction, a runway show of exclusive looks curated by Carine Roitfeld, and special performances by Mariah Carey, Dua Lipa, Tom Jones, and The Struts. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide
Stella Maxwell in a blue gown with matching sandals.
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Elsewhere, Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk turned heads in a silky white minidress with matching gloves. For footwear, Hosk went with pointy-toed Rene Caovilla pumps that featured snakeline silver detailing winding up the ankles.

Elsa HoskamfAR's 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2019The star-studded event will include a black-tie dinner, a celebrity-filled live auction, a runway show of exclusive looks curated by Carine Roitfeld, and special performances by Mariah Carey, Dua Lipa, Tom Jones, and The Struts. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide
Elsa Hosk in a minidress and Rene Caovilla shoes.
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Nude-illusion dresses have become something of an amfAR staple in recent years, and Shanina Shaik kept the streak alive in a see-through nude gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and embellishment throughout. Her shoes were strappy silver sandals on a pin-thin heel.

Shanina ShaikamfAR's 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2019 The star-studded event will include a black-tie dinner, a celebrity-filled live auction, a runway show of exclusive looks curated by Carine Roitfeld, and special performances by Mariah Carey, Dua Lipa, Tom Jones, and The Struts. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide
Shanina Shaik in a nude-illusion gown.
CREDIT: David Fisher/Shutterstock

Flip through the gallery to see more celebrities at the amfAR Gala during Cannes Film Festival.

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