Life Ball 2013

Life Ball 2013 copy

As we’ve seen time and again at the Cannes Film Festival, Roberto Cavalli is a reigning king of the soiree scene. The designer ruled the red carpet again at Saturday’s extravagant 21st Life Ball and its accompanying, exclusive AIDS Solidarity Gala, which was hosted in the Viennese Hofburg Palace in Austria. A trio of Cavalli lovelies were all dressed to impress, naturally.

Karolina Kurkova: After strutting out a memorable, skin-flaunting Roberto Cavalli entrance at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala last week, this supermodel returned to the designer for the Solidarity soiree. Except this time, she arrived with far more fabric on her statuesque frame. Still, with this androgynous, embellished tuxedo statement, she was as sexy as ever. This girl can work a power suit to the max. Her long flowing locks and a look-at-me red lippie gave us even more glam.

Aishwarya Rai: Speaking of glam, the Indian star served it up in spades. As the International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, she lit up the Life Ball stage with her covetable Cavalli hourglass gown, a long-sleeve, dark navy number that was awash in shimmering mermaid-like scales. A peek-a-boo front slit put another level of sultriness into this exit.

Nieves Alvarez: Usually this Spanish model/TV host’s enviable shoes are her plus-one, but she had a handsome accessory in husband Marco Severini, who joined her at the event. She was a long-and-lean screen siren in her Cavalli red column gown featuring an embossed Byzantine pattern, half-circle cutouts at the neckline and a side slit. Gold accessories accented the look with Nieves’s brand of bold style.

Credit: Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli

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24 Responses to Life Ball 2013

  1. Amy May 28, 2013 at 10:46 #

    Aishwarya’s specs are out of this world. I like her
    dress a lot.My fave of the three looks
    KK shows how one touch can elevate a look: the red lip is everything here.
    Nieve looks nice

  2. jyoti May 28, 2013 at 06:20 #

    aishwarya is ace

  3. Jazz May 28, 2013 at 04:16 #

    I would’ve loved to see this Aishwarya at Cannes!! This blue dress is completely goddess-like on her!

    • Denise May 28, 2013 at 08:30 #


    • dee May 28, 2013 at 13:49 #


  4. EmmaWoodhouse May 28, 2013 at 00:35 #

    I like the style of Nieves’ dress, but it isn’t flattering her and her hair is too dull. I like the blue dress on Aishwarya, I think it has a slit which I don’t like but she rocks it better than Jennifer Hudson imo.
    Karolina looks chic but a bit stiff.

  5. Christine May 27, 2013 at 23:02 #

    Aishwarya Rai looks the best here

  6. Yeliz May 27, 2013 at 15:38 #

    All three look pretty good, but Aishwarya is my favourite. Love the gown and the colour looks amazing on her.

    Btw, Nieves’ gown is available in black at Net-A-Porter.

    • Ahot May 27, 2013 at 18:50 #

      Me too. She really did up the glam-factor. Nieves lost me with the dull hair

  7. Amazing looks..i love it!
    take a look

  8. Rashmi May 27, 2013 at 15:28 #

    I cannot chose who looks better, all three are glaming it up ! Karolina is back with what she can do best!! and Red seems to be hot color for Nieves! She looks fierce in it!

    PS: I am guessing its a slightly photoshopped pic of Aishwarya (Whichever was instagrammed by Cavalli guys). When checked via Getty Images it shows the correct one, in which she however still looks absolutely stunning too 🙂

  9. Iloveclothesnshoes May 27, 2013 at 15:27 #

    Aishwarya is totally photoshopped in that pic- neither her body nor her face is that slim anymore!!

    • Vanie May 27, 2013 at 16:32 #

      Pity how you cant distinguish a photoshopped image from a real one!!

      • Ahot May 27, 2013 at 18:47 #


      • iloveclothesnshoes May 28, 2013 at 18:12 #

        Pity yourself – look at the getty images n behold reality!!

  10. MissCru May 27, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Aishwarya is perfection.

    • kane May 27, 2013 at 15:50 #

      I agree! 😉

  11. Leo May 27, 2013 at 15:09 #

    Isn’t Aishwarya wearing the same Cavalli dress that Jennifer Hudson wore to the Oscars?

    • Prudence May 27, 2013 at 17:24 #

      yes she is! I thought Jhud wore a custom piece but I guess not! How could Roberto Cavalli’s people choose that dress for her??

    • Nat May 27, 2013 at 17:31 #

      It is. I prefer it on Jennifer Hudson.

  12. CreoleLady May 27, 2013 at 14:55 #

    Wow, 3X.

  13. Dressaddict May 27, 2013 at 14:55 #

    It’s incredible how clothes can really change the way you look. Aishwarya looks a whole lot slimmer here than she looked a week ago in Cannes.

    • Dani May 28, 2013 at 06:05 #

      I know! Where has she been hiding that figure!! She looks divine!

    • dee May 28, 2013 at 13:48 #

      I was thinking the same thing. I really didn’t care for ny of her looks at Cannes but this is fabulous.

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