Jaw-dropping diamond jewelry fashion was the belle of the ball at the 2nd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala this Friday. The event took place at the new Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, which recently opened with an extravagant party rumored to be the most expensive bash the world has ever seen.
It’s no surprise, then, that the celebrities on hand to raise money for AIDS research didn’t feel shy about bringing out the big guns in the bling department. It also didn’t hurt that diamond powerhouse, Cartier, was one of the largest sponsors for the worthy event.
The always-gorgeous Salma Hayek stunned the crowd with both her auctioning skills and a stunning Boucheron statement necklace with a diamond rosette. Laura Linney appeared in a classic metallic gown with diamond dangle earrings that exemplified her ‘less is more’ style. And Goldie Hawn always lights up a room – but her lobster-bib sized diamond necklace with gemstone accents took things to an entirely new level.
Jeffrey Wright, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and directors, Oliver Stone and Terry Gilliam, helped the diamond-clad event chairs raise $1.8m for amfAR, auctioning off items that included a stint on the Hayek-produced show Ugly Betty and a one-of-a-kind Cartier diamond cuff with Hayek’s signature.
Salma and Goldie – can they do no wrong? They can act, they can produce, they can auction, they have excellent taste in diamonds – and they have long-term partners who they aren’t getting married to anytime soon. They’re a veritable diamond-clad Thelma and Louise.
Without the ‘driving off a cliff to their doom’ incident…