We’re coming up on New York Fashion Week, which means all the models are in town and last night’s amFAR AIDS gala in New York had one of the most stunningly beautiful red carpets we’ve seen in a long time. We love model-heavy red carpets, because models dress really well. It is their job, after all. And considering how many of them are paid in designer clothes, it’s not surprising that they can dominate a red carpet.
Check out what Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Chelsea Clinton, and more wore to the amFAR gala:
Lindsey Ellingson is the Platonic Form of Palm Beach heiress.
Gretchen Mol likes her Boardwalk Empire costumes so much she’s just going to stick with the 1920s thing forever.
Whoa! Check out Michelle Rodriguez looking all glamorous.
Only Padma Lakshmi can wear a dress this wrinkly and still look amazing.
Jessica Hart raided David Bowie‘s closet. Anyone who gets to raid David Bowie’s closet is the luckiest person in the world.
Karolina Kurkova does the model thing and dresses like a sexy sexpot being sexy. No one can say she doesn’t do it well.
Chanel Iman is so gorgeous she can just show up in a slip and outshine everyone at the gala.
Coco Rocha is pretty fashion forward, even for a supermodel, in this look from Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, which we just saw at the couture shows in Paris not long ago.
Behati Prinsloo is engaged to Adam Levine. We’re sorry.
Jane Krakowski looks amazing in this green Zac Posen dress. She looks so good she might not even have to start belting out “Amazing Grace” to get attention.
Alan Cumming is so slick everything about him is shiny.
Ireland Baldwin has too-heavy makeup, too-slicked hair, an excessively stiff pose, and a too-busy dress. But you can’t deny that woman has some good genes.
Poppy Delevingne used to be more famous than her little sister, Cara, but now she’s the Pippa.
Nicole Trunfio‘s body is 60% cheekbones.
Elettra Wiedemann looks like Snow White’s wicked stepmother, except with those eyebrows she has no reason to envy anybody.
Karlie Kloss is 80% leg, which means she can wear weird little booties and not look stumpy. Being seven feet tall will do that for you.
Kelly Rowland is being swallowed by her busy dress, but even the dress monster doesn’t want to eat those pointy gold shoes.
With one glittery butt cheek, Erin Heatherton swoops in and steals the “most sexy” trophy from Karolina Kurkova.
Chelsea Clinton has a cute ombré skirt, but we will never be OK with opaque black tights and open-toed shoes.
Whoa. Lily Aldridge just won the entire amFAR gala and took it home in a shopping bag. Her top and matching skirt by Rosie Assoulin are arty and unexpected while still being flattering and making her look like an angel. The minimal styling is on-point, keeping anything from distracting from the perfect statement of this look. Seriously, this is Cate Blanchett or Lupita Nyong’o levels of awesome. Good show, Lily.