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.
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).
L’Oreal: L’Oreal Paris Men Expert spokespersons Lewis Hamilton and Lucky Blue Smith, plus Chris Brown.
amfAR: Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrien Brody, Harvey Weinstein.
L’Oreal: Vladimir Restoin, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone.
amfAR: Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Faye Dunaway.
L’Oreal: French pop band Naive New Beaters and DJ Kiddy Smile.
amfAR: Katy Perry, Sister Sledge and The Village People.
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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