Mary J. Blige And Alan Cumming Work It At amfAR’s Gala In Cannes

The ladies brought the glam to the red carpet for the amfR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes yesterday (May 20) and everyone brought their checkbooks. The event raised $6.7 million for the charity, which was up from last year, but far from 2008’s contributions. Still tough out there for millionaires I guess.

While the donation total was lower, the event was still enchanting. When Patti Smith and Mary J. Blige performed and got the crowd in a good mood, someone offered to add $245,000 into the charity pot for an encore and the singers were happy to oblige. Another individual walked away with a $735,000 auction prize of a photo shoot with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris. There was some absent star power though, including Sharon Stone who is the events regular host. Alan Cumming aimed to fill her shoes for the night.

“As bananas as she is … she also raises such a lot of money, she really knows how to bludgeon with glamour,” he told Reuters on the red carpet. “So that’s what I’m hoping to achieve tonight – bludgeoning with glamour.”

Ryan Gosling also got to kiss one very luck lady. Color me jealous.

Click through the gallery to see who wore a truly sculptured one shoulder gown, who went bedazzling short, and who took bed head hair to I-passed-out-in-the-dumpster-thanks hair.