On Wednesday night, the annual amfAR New York Gala kicked off the city's Fashion Week festivities with a black-tie affair honoring Patrick Demarchelier, Rosario Dawson and Harry Belafonte for their efforts to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was also an excuse for the well-dressed crowd — including an impressive number of models — to hit the step-and-repeat in stunning formalwear.
Even Iman, one of our favorite original supers, made a rare appearance in a head-to-toe Balmain striped look that stood out amongst the evening's thigh-slit gowns. Another standout was model Crystal Renn, whose look channeled old-Hollywood glamour. Her tucked-under, wavy hair and wide-necked gown weren't even the best parts of her ensemble — we are all about her reverse cat eye and red pout. We'll likely be giving this beauty look a try before Fashion Month comes to a close.
Click through the gallery below to see our favorite looks from the amfAR New York City Gala.