Karlie Kloss And Joan Smalls Play Opposites At Cannes amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event

Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls at the 2013 AamfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event.
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Judging from all the awesome fashion moments that have happened thus far at Cannes, it’s easy to see how this international film festival makes all those other movie events throughout the year look like, well, casual Friday. We’re talking hot-off-the-runway, boundary-pushing ensembles, here, you guys! And sure, the 12-day stint is technically about the flicks, but nobody can deny the fact that all the stars in attendance are also serving up an equal helping of style. While the premieres themselves (Bling Ring! Gatsby!) are worth writing home about, leave it to last night’s 20th Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS fashion show to take this week’s glamour to the NEXT LEVEL. The event read like a who’s who list of the global fashion set, featuring top models and actresses alike decked out in seriously covetable designer pieces. And if you want our, ahem, totally un-biased opinion, House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were two of the best dressed ladies there.

Before they took to the runway in Carine Roitfeld’s all-gold show, the models went in different sartorial directions on the red carpet (Karlie wore a Louis Vuitton ensemble and Joan worked a half-sheer Givenchy dress). And duh, the results were EQUALLY stunning. We love how Karlie’s pantsuit stays 100% feminine with touches like the velvet bow on top, the subtle puff-sleeves, and just a bit of peek-a-boo tummy. Also, that teeny tiny box clutch? Amazing. Then there’s Joan, who went the ultra-luxe route in her sheer-paneled floral Givenchy number. Part minidress, part gown, consider this intricately embellished look is literally the best of both (very high fashion) worlds.

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