It was model mania at last night's charity raising gala in the South of France.

Cannes during the film festival may traditionally have been the stomping ground of movie stars, but last night's amfAR Gala undoubtedly belonged to the models.

The 22nd annual Cinema Against AIDS gala took place last night. It's by no means an easy feat to outdo the glitz of the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, but last night's annual fundraising event gave it a good go.

The event which raises money for AIDS research attracted an impressive guestlist including Cannes' regulars Sienna Miller and Diane Kruger as well as a long list of the fashion industry's top models - from Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner to Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone.

 

The highlight of the evening was a live auction which in total raised over $30 million.

Special lots included an Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor sold to Eva Longoria for $600,000. A private portrait sitting with Mario Testino which went for almost $1 million and an entire collection of black and white designer gowns which also sold for $1 million.

With the guestlist reading like a who's who in the world of modelling, it's no surprise that the red carpet did not disappoint. Whilst the event's resident film stars Marion Cotillard and Diane Kruger played in safe - Cotillard in a green silk Jean Paul Gaultier dress and Kruger in a Chanel number - the model's went all out.

Gigi Hadid opted for a daring white dress by Tom Ford which came with a rather large cut-out section in the front. Kendall Jenner arguably wore her best ever red carpet ensemble - a purple skirt and cropped top combo by Calvin Klein.

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