SEE IT: 20 Stylish Stars Who Made Jaws Drop at the 2016 amfAR Gala

New York Fashion Week kicked off with a major bang. As they do each year, Hollywood's finest gathered to honor those who’ve raised awareness on the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the annual amfAR New York Gala, which was held this year at Cipriani Wall Street.  PHOTOS: Stars Don Daring Dresses for 2014 amfAR Gala "Since 1998, the amfAR New York Gala has become one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefit events," says the organization, which has been advocating for AIDS research since its founding in 1985. "The Gala consistently attracts — and salutes — some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy." "To date, the amfAR New York Gala has raised more than $15 million," the organization adds. PHOTOS: Sharon Stone Goes to the Dark Side at amfAR Gala And at such a glamorous black-tie affair, the stars in attendance rose to the occasion in breathtaking, stunning ensembles. From old Hollywood glamour to more modern styles featuring dangerous slits and daring V-neck cuts, it was difficult to keep our jaws off the floor. Check out the 20 amfAR all-stars you won’t be able to look away from:

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    Jourdan Dunn

    Age 25, model.
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    Padma Lakshmi

    Age 45, model and cookbook author.
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    Lauren Cohan

    Age 34, actress.
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    Heidi Klum

    Age 42, model.
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    Karlie Kloss

    Age 23, model.
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    Paris and Nicky Hilton (L-R)

    Ages 34 and 32, heiresses.
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    Hailey Baldwin

    Age 19, model.
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    Diane Kruger

    Age 39, actress.
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    Emily Ratajkowski

    Age 24, model.
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    Blake Lively

    Age 28, actress.
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    Izabel Goulart

    Age 31, model.
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    Hannah Davis

    Age 25, model.
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    Chanel Iman

    Age 25, model.
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    Adriana Lima

    Age 34, Victoria's Secret Angel.
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    Sara Sampaio

    Age 24, Victoria's Secret Angel
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    Petra Nemcova

    Age 36, model.
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    Carol Alt

    Age 55, model.
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    Jemima Kirke

    Age 30, actress.
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    Charli XCX

    Age 23, singer.
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