2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford (Updated)



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Rihanna wowed everyone with her stunning dress designed by Tom Ford at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala last night. She also presented the amfAR award to the designer.

According to Just Jared, Ri spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on two very special items — $35,000 on Harry Winston diamond earrings featuring 72 diamonds set in platinum and $100,000 on the photograph “Elizabeth Taylor at the Eden Roc” by Willy Rizzo, signed and numbered by the artist. Proceeds from the gala benefit amfAR’s numerous initiatives, with tables at the event costing philanthropists as much as $200,000.

UPDATE: More photos from inside the event added here and here. You can see Rihanna posing with Tom Ford, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, on stage and more!

Watch her speech below:

Rihanna’s admiration for the designer meanwhile appears to be mutual.

Last year, Tom, who has his own successful label and has worked for fashion houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent in the past, says he finds his own inspiration in “extreme” stylists like Rih.

“You have to have a point of inspiration. At one point of my life, it would have been Grace Jones. At one point, it would have been Diana Ross… Whenever I’m working on a collection, everything does have to be real, and those outfits are real to me. If I think, ‘OK, who is wearing this and where is she going?’ And I think, ‘OK, that’s Rihanna, and she’s going to her lawyer’s office in that all-black outfit and she’s hung over and that’s why she’s wearing those glasses. Yet she’s still a rock star,'” he told WWD at the time.

According to amfAR.org, Inspiration events have raised more than $16 million to benefit the organisation since their inception in 2010.

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32 Responses

  1. NadaBoo says:

    This Woman is EVERYTHING!!

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  2. Faithz says:

    Now that’s what I’m Talking bout, shes Imposing
    Her Will on the Fashion World!, Being that She’s
    Dressed to Impress, Head to Toe Beautiful…

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  3. Faithz says:

    You go RIHANNA , and You put the “Smack Down” on Last evening
    In that Stunning Look, Making a Bold and Beautiful Fashion Statement.

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  4. Faithz says:

    That Tom Ford Number is out out of Sight , Beautiful.

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  5. Faithz says:

    Designer Dress, Hair, Make-Up, This is Heat To Toe
    Eye Catching , Knock Out Beautiful.

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  6. Faithz says:

    She loves Elevating Her Glam Looks,
    this way.. and we love seeing Her Steal the Show
    In a Show Stopper Like this.

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  7. Faithz says:

    This is a Great Honor For Tom Ford, and its great seeing Her
    Being Well Connected with People Who works , Tireless to give
    the the Cause that Helps so many people.

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  8. Faithz says:

    Rihanna takes being a Fashion Icon, to another Level
    in her Stylish Looks.

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  9. Gosh. Nothing is left to the imagination anymore..

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  10. Jayne says:

    Very good Rihanna, well done and good for you to stay within the comfort of your skin. Continue to do you and phuck what others think or say otherwise. That’s their worries, not yours.

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  11. Bernard Walker says:

    nice speech . how much fun was last night. Bond guurl 24 . had some serious steppaz behind her . thanks to miley cyrus and all the Ford fans. My twitter is B O O M . White nice outfit. # all sprinkles KS

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  12. Bernard Walker says:

    Busy month for Navy . Let’s see . I was the star pupil in 2 different think tanks. Lots of Czech republic articles about her sexy . shh ultron avengers look see. Kim K nipple checks. Nicki minaj butta butta. 18 sites following my page. 3 jigga battles my comments won about Rihanna. Meli$$a checks in. Tom Ford .Micheal shank . Stacey Dash links to my fb page. More Rihana fashion. Charity awards . Justin T might be a daddy . The useless chris brown gets 4 days / wk trash pick. Tran sends me selfies. More ideas about safe hook upps between the sexes .4 News sites suck up style of gunzz and Rihanna swagg . Y . The lady in NyC might have set a back pack record. Pumkin orange LIP GLass. Miley Cyrus =Mac action. Diamonds bachata . We ON and ____* . Another song grab you . WFL and Monster get upgrades . That’s 48 giga bytes. awesome .Another cell pls. Too smooth Rihanna is on mini vaca . Nov is Home and R 8 . Did you sleep nyet ?. Iheart will be up LOUD . When christmas shopping . Happy Halloween .~ KS~

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  13. Jayne says:

    I’m a little off topic, but has anyone heard or seen Melissa Ford lately, she’s been MIA lately, what’s going on, does anyone know anything?

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    • ALISON says:

      She and Riri are still great friends but they aren’t attached at the hip anymore. Melissa missed the Amfar event plus the launch of Rogue Man. Riri recently sent a tweet out saying Mel where are you? You can find Mel posting on Instagram still. Mel gave a great shout out to Riri on IG about Rogue Man. The two are still bff’s for life.

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      • Jayne says:

        I was reading something about the tiff they had. It had to do with Riri telling off Mel because she was rude to the security guard and other members of her team. So I think the friendship is a little strained right now.

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    • SOSMANDOWN says:

      I was wondering the same thing last week. But all is good as you probably seen from the pic’s of them in their Halloween costumes. Rihanna flew private into Nyc 3 days ago. I have to laugh, I got a pic with James Bond and she mentioned James Bond in her speech. Took a picture with Pierce Brosnan this past Monday. Asked him what he thought about Rihanna becoming the next Bond girl. He thought it was cool.

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  14. ALISON says:

    Riri looking good and doing good for the cause. I liked the speech you gave too. Kudos to Tom Ford.

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    • SOSMANDOWN says:

      Hi Stranger, how are things? Did you like Rihanna’s costume for Halloween? Take Care Boo!

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      • ALISON says:

        I liked her costume it was cool. Hope all is well with you. I’m fine thank you. You take care too. Hey i saw your pic with James Bond on twitter congrats on that boo. Who is this Sonia chick in the video with Riri any clue?

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  15. Faithz says:

    AND,,,,She was dressed to impress for a worth cause, and for one of the Top Designers in the world, How sweet it is…

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  16. Faithz says:

    We Love the way she Owns her Image, Look
    and Style.

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  17. Faithz says:

    Often Imitated but never Duplicated!!

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  18. Faithz says:

    Rih your every move is being watched, and We know you are working on Getting Your “Master Piece” Together.

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  19. Faithz says:

    The Navy will; work as smart and as hard as We can to try and take Your next Offering all the top the top,. and beyond!!!!!!

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  20. Faithz says:

    Always Remember that the people who always make it to the top. are those who has learned how to never let the Naysayers see them sweat.

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  21. Bernard Walker says:

    underground hype sexy sexy sexy . best costume !!! what’s the vote .

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  22. SOSMANDOWN says:

    Rihanna is back on Instagram ! Welcome back Badgalriri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Faithz says:

    Shhhhhhhhss back.

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  24. Bernard Walker says:

    best Igram selfie. .majesty smile piece

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  25. natasha says:

    she’s naked, its gross.

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