back to top

The Life Ball Has The Most Enthusiastic Guests Ever

Featuring the three G's: Gold, glitter, and glamour. (Warning: NSFW-ish.)

The annual charity event held in Vienna, Austria benefitting AIDS victims always brings in a bevy of elaborately costumed guests.

LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

This year's theme was "One Thousand and One Nights."

SAMUEL KUBANI / Getty Images

These people went ALL. OUT.

LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

Like a gay Aladdin Halloween.

Hans Punz / AP
LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

There was so much glitter.

LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

Some would say too much. But they're wrong.

WRONG.
SAMUEL KUBANI / Getty Images

WRONG.

Also enough feathers to put Big Bird to shame.

SAMUEL KUBANI/Stringer / Getty Images
Rainer Eckharter/Rex/Rex USA

There were a ton of cute couples in attendance.

Willi Schneider/Rex/Rex USA

That often dressed alike.

Via http://Picture%20Perfect/Rex%20USA

One even had matching pelvic tattoos.

Tribal pelvic tattoos.
SAMUEL KUBANI / Getty Images

Tribal pelvic tattoos.

Nobody seemed to be shy, even if face-obscuring jewelry made it seem otherwise.

LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

It was the definition of fabulous.

Hans Punz / AP

There were musical performances, obviously.

And their costumes didn't disappoint either. Here Azealia Banks wears a fluffy dog face on her torso.
LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

And their costumes didn't disappoint either. Here Azealia Banks wears a fluffy dog face on her torso.

More important than Fergie's performance was this hug she shared with Bill Clinton.

Obstructed by a large satin baby bump.
SAMUEL KUBANI / Getty Images

Obstructed by a large satin baby bump.

Another important act featured a burlesque show performed by Katrina Darling.

Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Contributor / Getty Images

As in Kate Middleton's distant cousin Katrina Darling.

God save the Queen.
Sean Gallup/Life Ball 2013/Contributor / Getty Images

God save the Queen.

Like every fantastically gaudy event, Roberto Cavalli was in attendance.

Here he is with Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief, Franca Sozanni, who wore one of his looks.
Via designscene.net

Here he is with Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief, Franca Sozanni, who wore one of his looks.

And he put on a little runway show.

Here Karlina Kurkova is pictured wearing the aforementioned accoutrements.
Via designscene.net

Here Karlina Kurkova is pictured wearing the aforementioned accoutrements.

Cavalli's signature print: tiger.
designscene.net

Cavalli's signature print: tiger.

Not only did Cavalli delight and entertain guests, but he designed a custom MINI which when auctioned off raised €150,000 (almost $200,000.)

His custom car features an "interior swathed in black, with individual gilded elements--such as the decorative stitching on the leather seats and animal prints on the leather-lined steering wheel and parts of the instruments."
Via designscene.net

His custom car features an "interior swathed in black, with individual gilded elements--such as the decorative stitching on the leather seats and animal prints on the leather-lined steering wheel and parts of the instruments."

For more on Vienna's annual Life Ball visit Lifeball.org.

Connect with As/Is