He is no stranger to mixing with models, so it’s no wonder Leonardo DiCaprio‘s annual foundation dinner in the South of France on Wednesday was jam packed with some of the world’s most glamorous catwalk queens.
Leading the arrivals at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s fundraiser – which raised nearly $45m – was Doutzen Kroes, who grappled with her stunning silken gown, alongside Lily Donaldson who flashed her chest in a sheer dress, as they arrived at the glamorous bash at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard in St Tropez on Wednesday night.
The 31-year-old supermodel ensured she turned heads in her sensational peach coloured slip dress with a perilously high-reaching split extending along her incredibly long legs while blonde beauty Lily wore a totally sheer gown which flashed the entirety of her chest.
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Glitz and glamour: Leading the arrivals at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s annual auction was Doutzen Kroes, who grappled with her stunning silken gown, alongside stunning Lily Donaldson who flashed her chest in a sheer gown, as they arrived at the glamorous bash in St Tropez on Wednesday night
Last year’s event was lead by guests including George and Amal Clooney, Steven Speilberg, Cate Blanchett, Reece Witherspoon and this year’s offering was naturally as glamorous, with a bevvy of attendees from the fashion, film and music industries.
As the stars arrived at the event in aid of Leo’s foundation, which has donated more than $59million to 112 projects across 48 countries since 2008, every guest ensured they were dressed to impress.
With Leo’s famed love of models, it was natural the guest list was jam-packed with some of the world’s top clothes horses, including Doutzen and Lily who both went for risque ensembles while strutting their stuff into the bash.
Lily opted for out-and-out glamour as she sizzled in her tight gown which boasted a host of textures including fringing, intricate embroidery and sheer panels adorned with glitter. Her blonde tresses cascaded over her shoulders while she kept her make-up dewy and stunning.
Glam turnout: Last year’s event was lead by guests including George and Amal Clooney, Steven Speilberg, Cate Blanchett, Reece Witherspoon and this year’s offering is naturally just as glamorous
Best foot forward: The Dutch clotheshorse’s dress showcased her fabulous legs as she stepped off the boat
Hold on tight: Although she risked baring all, she managed to maintain her model stance
Off we go! Lily opted for out and out glamour as she sizzled in her tight gown which boasted a host of textures including fringing, intricate embroidery and sheer panels adorned with glitter. Her blonde tresses cascaded over her shoulders while she kept her make-up dewy and stunning
Dazzling: Not only was Doutzen risking flashing the entirety of her legs but her braless state was also perilous in the billowing wind
All the girls! The bevvy of models attending the event cosied up for a stunning snap aboard a boat
Speeding into the bash: The guests arrived on speedboats as they prepared for a night of glamour and expenditure
Mariah Carey put on her usual alluring display as she stuck to her tried and tested uber glamorous look comprising of a sexy ball gown slashed nearly to the naval and up to the hip – flashing her fishnet-clad legs in the process.
Adding to her sex kitten ensemble was her diamonds, dripping off her neck as well as her eye-popping engagement ring from her billionaire fiance James Packer, who joined the stunner at the bash.
Further in the pack of models, was iconic fashion sweetheart Naomi Campbell who also went for an extremely risque look comprising of a perilously plunging sheer gown with a pleated and ruffled base.
Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia attended the bash looking chic and fashion-forward in a silver jumpsuit. With her ombre locks styled into a chic centre parting, the superstar offspring looked fresh and fashionable.
Sexy display: Mariah Carey put on her usual glamorous display as she stuck to her tried and tested uber glamorous look comprising of a sexy ball gown slashed nearly to the naval and up to the hip – flashing her fishnet-clad legs in the process
Dazzling display: Adding to her glamour puss ensemble was her diamonds, dripping off her neck as well as her eye-popping engagement ring from her billionaire fiance James Packer, who also joined the party looking dapper in a suit
She’s got some front! The 46-year-old pop diva donned shades at the evening event to sign autographs for waiting fans
Strutting her stuff: Mariah appeared extremely busty for her night at the glamorous event
Glamming it up: Mariah posed from with the event with the evening’s host Leonardo, who looked dashing in a sharp suit, while she shared the snap with her 3.9million Instagram followers
The gang’s all here! The What’s Eating Gilbert Grape actor with (from left) Jonah Hill, Tobey Maguire and Edward Norton
Two A-listers are better than one! The LA native with Bradley Cooper. The actors have been friends for several years
Inside: Guests were avidly taking to Instagram to share snaps, particularly of the man of the hour, Leo who was on stage both in physical form and in a unique piece of artwork
A glittering addition: Naomi’s make-up was fully festive as her face was adorned with a palette of shimmering silver and golds
Wowing the crowd: As one of the world’s biggest supermodels, Naomi was naturally a stunning addition to proceedings
Model behaviour: Sofia was dripping with jewels as she injected some youthful glamour into the evening
Silky sensation: The 17-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie had her model strut perfected as she walked towards the bash
And pose! The LA-born beauty enlisted her pals to smoulder in front of a camera ahead of the event
A-list stunners: Stunning Joan Smalls arrived in a dazzling burgundy gown which flashed a glimpse of her toned thighs
Strutting her stuff: In her burgundy gown she looked simply sensational as she arrived at the bash in style
Stunning: Constance Jablonski looked elegant in a ruffled gown as she smouldered while heading into the glitzy bash
Incredibly chic: Her nude ruffles looked stunning as she dazzled while heading into the bash
Naturally the night was heavily featured on social media, with a bevvy of stars avidly sharing pictures of their evening. One superstar Instagram queen was Petra Nemcova who flashed her sensational legs in a slashed white gown.
Hungarian model Enikő Mihalik was clearly overjoyed to be enjoying the festivities as she shared a snap with her ‘squad’, which included fellow fashionistas Barbara Palvin, Hana Jiříčková, Lais Ribeiro and Soo Joo.
Other models dressed to impress at the bash included Shermine Shahrivar, who was joined by her businessman beau Lapo Elkann, wowing in a chic Fifties-inspired ensemble. Glamorous Joan Smalls sizzled in a frilled gown which hung perfectly off her shoulders.
Leading the superstar males at the event was U2 rocker Bono who looked dashing in a sharp navy suit. Shunning a favoured shirt and tie, the 56-year-old legend wore a round necked black T-shirt under the jacket which matched his lapels.
His stunning wife Ali Hewson, who he has been married to for 34 years, looked slinky in a black dress with bell sleeves and a ankle-grazing hemline.
All the stars: Petra Nemcova shared a snap with a bevvy of A-listers including a saucily clad Kate Hudson and Edward Norton looking dashing in a suit
Two men in suits: DiCaprio and Boris Collardi side by side in matching shoes
Legs eleven! Petra was avidly posting on Instagram as she flashed her incredible legs in a slashed white gown
Snap happy: Hungarian model Enikő Mihalik was clearly overjoyed to be enjoying the festivities as she shared a snap with her ‘squad’, which included fellow fashionistas Barbara Palvin, Hana Jiříčková, Lais Ribeiro and Soo Joo
Handsome: Leo naturally gave an impassioned speech about the cause which is so close to his heart
He was there for his supporters: DiCaprio and Caroline Scheufele pose at a photocall during The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 3rd Annual Saint-Tropez Gala
Rock on: Leading the superstar males at the event was U2 rocker Bono who looked dashing in a sharp navy suit. Shunning sporting a shirt and tie, the 56-year-old legend wore a round necked black T-shirt under the jacket which matched his lapels
Holding on to yo(U2): His stunning wife Ali Hewson, who he has been married to for 34 years, looked slinky in a black dress with bell sleeves and a ankle-grazing hemline
Suits you sir: Bono looked every inch the rock star in his getup while he naturally sported his trademark tinted sunglasses
The setting of the dinner was a fantastically-displayed candle arrangement leading to a painting of Leonardo by esteemed artist Damian Hirst. The exquisite layout of the night was heightened by the vocals of Lana Del Rey, who gave a touching performance.
Leonardo convinced his A-lister pals to donate their valuables to the charity auction on behalf of his humanitarian foundation, which was created in 1998 and ‘is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants’.
The auction is featuring lots donated by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bono, Martin Scorsese and even the chance of being Harvey Weinstein’s personal guest to every major society event for a year.
The winning bid will start the year with invites to the Annual Night Before Academy Awards party hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg. This will be followed by two tickets to sit at Harvey’s table at the Weinstein Company Nominees Dinner, where the lady attending will receive a ‘one-of-a-kind couture Marchesa dress’.
Unique: Damian Hirst painted a Godly picture of Leo in his latest donation to the cause after he donated a gilded bronze unicorn on a golden plinth in 2014 which raised a whopping $6 million – the evening’s most valuable donation
Stunning: The setting of the dinner was a fantastically displayed candle arrangement leading to a painting of Leonardo by esteemed artist Damian Hirst. The exquisite layout of the night was heightened by the vocals of Lana Del Rey
Stunning: The inside of the bash looked suitably lavish for the calibre of guests at the bash
Talking it out: Leo was naturally on hand to rally his guests into spending their money in aid of his fund
Three amigos: Leo (left) looks on as U2’s Bono (center) speaks on stage with Prince Albert II of Monaco (right) on Wednesday night
After LA, the winner will go to Cannes for the film festival, where they will have exclusive access to the stars and again sit at Harvey’s table.
One of the most difficult tickets to get each year is for the Met Ball in New York, but the succesfull bidder will have two to enable them to walk the red carpet and sit at Harvey’s table.
Two tickets will also be supplied for the White House Correspondents Dinner, although the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who will be delivering the speech will not be confirmed until November.
There are also several artworks by Pablo Picasso going under the hammer, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Harley Davidsons, as well as a collection of his cigars,a wardrobe of handmade Giorgio Armani suits and a holiday in Leo’s Palm Springs hotel.
According to Leonardo: ‘We are currently underway supporting and funding more than 112 cutting-edge projects that directly address our climate crisis while protecting threatened ecosystems, endangered wildlife and indigenous communities in 48 countries and all 5 oceans.
‘Significant progress has been made in just the past year. With your help, we expanded our efforts to protect ocean ecosystems from destructive, rampant overfishing, to defend enormous swaths of rainforest against logging, to protect gorillas, elephants and black rhinos in Africa, to empower local indigenous tribes in the Amazon to protect their lands and rights, and to save wild tigers and snow leopards in Asia.
‘Working hand in hand with our partners, local communities and leaders around the globe, we are making a difference.’
Turning heads: The happy couple wowed in their Fifties inspired looks, with Shermine putting on a VERY busty display in her blue gown
Fifties glamour: Model Shermine Shahrivar who wowed in a chic Fifties-inspired ensemble as she went bare-foot while heading into the bash with her businessman beau Lapo Elkann