Michelle Rodriguez shines in a sequin champagne dress alongside musician Carmen Vandenberg at the amfAR Cannes Gala

Michelle Rodriguez shines in a sequin champagne dress alongside musician Carmen Vandenberg at the amfAR Cannes Gala

Michelle Rodriguez exuded glamour as she graced the red carpet with musician Carmen Vandenberg for the amfAR Cannes Gala on Thursday. 

The Fast And The Furious actress, 45, looked sensational as she wore a champagne floor-length halter neck dress which was adorned with silver and gold sequins. 

Adding inches to her athletic frame, she slipped into a pair of silver open-toe platform heels.

She put on a leggy display as her glamorous tulle dress featured a daringly high slit up her left leg.

Showcasing her incredible physique in the figure-hugging garment, the star appeared in high spirits as she looked excited after spotting her companion.

Michelle Rodriguez shines in a sequin champagne dress alongside musician Carmen Vandenberg at the amfAR Cannes Gala

Michelle Rodriguez (right) exuded glamour as she graced the red carpet with musician Carmen Vandenberg (left) for the amfAR Cannes Gala 30th edition on Thursday

The actress, 45, appeared in high spirits for the event as she looked excited after spotting her friend at the Chopard and Red Sea International Film Festival event at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

The actress, 45, appeared in high spirits for the event as she looked excited after spotting her friend at the Chopard and Red Sea International Film Festival event at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Michelle and Carmen  they attended the Chopard and Red Sea International Film Festival event at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

Carmen showed off her formal sense of style as she stepped out in a black two-piece suit.

She commanded attention during the glitzy evening as she went topless and braless under her striking blazer, which feature a bold silver chain mental design.

She finished her look with a pair of chunky black platform boots and silver jewellery.

As always the night began with champagne and cocktails under the stars. The sweeping hotel walkway was transformed into a carpet of red glitter down to the ocean, although this year the flashy super yachts were not blocking the horizon.

The Fast And Furious star looked sensational as she wore a champagne floor-length halter neck dress which was adorned with silver and gold sequins

The Fast And Furious star looked sensational as she wore a champagne floor-length halter neck dress which was adorned with silver and gold sequins

Adding inches to her athletic frame, she slipped into a pair of silver open-toe platform heels

Adding inches to her athletic frame, she slipped into a pair of silver open-toe platform heels

She put on a leggy display as her toule dress featured a daringly high slit up her left leg

She put on a leggy display as her toule dress featured a daringly high slit up her left leg

Michelle and Carmen looked great as they attended the Chopard and Red Sea International Film Festival event at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Michelle and Carmen looked great as they attended the Chopard and Red Sea International Film Festival event at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Her musician friend flaunted her formal sense of style as she stepped out in a black two-piece suit

Her musician friend flaunted her formal sense of style as she stepped out in a black two-piece suit

The pair's relationship has blossomed over the last week as they have been spotted spending time together outside of the week's premieres and galas

The pair’s relationship has blossomed over the last week as they have been spotted spending time together outside of the week’s premieres and galas

Guests drank champagne, margaritas, palomas and vodka martinis and posed for multiple selfies and photos at the black tie charity event.

Many of the works of art and sculptures from the auction were on display around the grounds including an iconic hand signed Andy Warhol lithograph of Taylor, which later raised 350,000 euros ($378,289).

A specially commissioned hand drawn picture of the Queen with Swarovski crystals on an aluminum frame, from royal artist Chris Levine, reached 475,000 euros ($513,392) for the charity. Sarah Ferguson took to the podium to help auction this lot with a plea of “this was my mother-in-law” and “stop being so bored, Stop looking at your phone” to the diners.

Guests were served a starter of truffled zucchini flower with cream of mushroom to the live soundtrack of Jess Glynne’s opening performance, followed by beef brulee with a potato emulsion and a strawberry and elderflower profiterole dessert while auctioneers called for bids.

Part way through the dinner guests paused and took to their feet to line the temporary catwalk through the tables for the fashion runway show curated annually by Carine Roitfeld and auctioned off to the highest bidder. This year’s collection, entitled “Fairy Tales” included 26 looks from Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood and Prada to name a few. After the models gathered on stage to help the auctioneer up the bids, the collection finally went for 500,000 euros ($540,412).

As part of the experiences on offer, a walk on part in “Emily in Paris” series 5, plus an invite to the season 4 LA premiere went for 250,000 euros ($270,262).

Nick Jonas brought brother Joe on stage for a medley that got the room dancing and then Cher closed the show with a tribute to Taylor and a high-octane performance of “Believe” complete with gyrating dancers. The afterparty carried on by the hotel’s swimming pool with Diplo on the decks and more drinks as guests danced outdoors until the early hours.

AmfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and advocacy, raising nearly $900 million in support of it’s programs since 1985.

AmfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and advocacy, raising nearly $900 million in support of it’s programs since 1985. 

The pair’s friendship has blossomed over the last week as they have been spotted spending time together outside of the week’s premieres and galas.

Just days ago, the pair were spotted soaking up the Mediterranean sun while they took a dip in their hotel pool.

Showcasing their incredible physiques, the women looked to be enjoying themselves as they relaxed in the water.

Michelle wore a skimpy brown and white crotchet bikini, while Carmen opted for a simple black bikini as she showed off her array of tattoos. 

The pair looked to be debating jumping in together before they relaxed at the pool’s edge overlooking the stunning view. 

Michelle scraped her wet dark hair over her head after the dip as she was seen taking a shower beside the pool. 

Last month Michelle and Carmen enjoyed a beach day together in Cancun, Mexico.

The star — who attended an amfAR Gala event in Italy last fall — sported a barely-there, brown animal print bikini with beige trim.

She showed off her fit figure in the swimwear while soaking up the sun with Carmen, who wore black.

Meanwhile the English musician wore a low-cut bikini top with matching micro-shorts bottoms.

The women got into the turquoise blue water, splashing around while holding hands and laughing.

The pair's friendship has blossomed over the last week as just days ago, the pair were spotted soaking up the Mediterranean sun while they took a dip in their hotel pool

The pair’s friendship has blossomed over the last week as just days ago, the pair were spotted soaking up the Mediterranean sun while they took a dip in their hotel pool

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