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  • Battle of the Cannes Parties: L'Oreal vs amfAR - Cannes Film Festival 2016: What Everyone Wore
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  • Battle of the Cannes Parties: L'Oreal vs amfAR - Cannes Film Festival 2016: What Everyone Wore
  • Battle of the Cannes Parties: L'Oreal vs amfAR - Cannes Film Festival 2016: What Everyone Wore
  • Battle of the Cannes Parties: L'Oreal vs amfAR - Cannes Film Festival 2016: What Everyone Wore
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    Doutzen Kroes attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Lily Donaldson attends the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic.

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    Xiao Wen, Soo Joo Park, Luma Grothe, Lucky Blue Smith, Natasha Ply and Bianca Balti attend the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Katy Perry attends the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic.

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    Lucky Blue Smith attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Doutzen Kroes attends the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic.

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    Irina Shayk at the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Karlie Kloss attends the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic.

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    Xiaowen Ju at the L'Oréal Party at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Milla Jovovich attends the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic.

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    Irina Shayk at the L'Oréal Party at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Chanel Iman in Marchesa at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Karlie Kloss at the L'Oréal Party at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Helen Mirren arrives at the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Tristan Fewings/WireImage.

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    Doutzen Kroes at the L'Oréal Party at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Chanel Iman attends the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio on stage at the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France.

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    Alexia Graham, Soo Joo Park, and Bianca Balti attend the L'Oreal Paris Blue Obsession Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Lara Stone at the L'Oréal Party at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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    Heidi Klum and Alessandra Ambrosio attend the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for amfAR.

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    Elle Fanning at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Battle of the Cannes Parties: L'Oreal vs amfAR

A parade of models attended both the L'Oreal Blue Obsession party and the amfAR gala in Cannes this week. Here, a side by side comparison of the two fetes.

Would it really be the Cannes Film Festival without a parade of models wearing diamonds and couture? Based on the L’Oreal Blue Obsession party and the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala, likely not. Models made up the bulk of both guest lists, with a few lucky men on the fringes (we’re looking at you, DiCaprio and Weinstein). Fortunately, the respective parties were on different nights, which meant many could attend both. Because when you’re young, beautiful, and in France, why choose?

Location, Location, Location
L’Oreal: The Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez in Cannes.
amfAR: The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.

The Cause
L’Oreal: “In celebration of cinema and glamour.” In other words, why not?
amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS (the event raised more than $25 million).

The Tribes
L’Oreal: Models!
amfAR: Models!

The Modelizers
L’Oreal: L’Oreal Paris Men Expert spokespersons Lewis Hamilton and Lucky Blue Smith, plus Chris Brown.
amfAR: Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrien Brody, Harvey Weinstein.

The A-list
L’Oreal: Vladimir Restoin, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone.
amfAR: Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Faye Dunaway.

That’s Entertainment
L’Oreal: French pop band Naive New Beaters and DJ Kiddy Smile.
amfAR: Katy Perry, Sister Sledge and The Village People.

Dress Code
L’Oreal: Blue, in keeping with the party’s “Blue Obsession” theme.
amfAR: Black tie, though models dressed in silver for a “disco collection” runway show.

The Personal Touch
L’Oreal: Doutzen Kroes was presented with a cake to celebrate her 10-year anniversary with the brand.
amfAR: DiCaprio donated a week at his Palm Springs home to the auction.

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