The amfAR Gala 2012 was held at Cipriana Wall Street Wednesday Feb. 8 to kick off New York Fashion Week and help raise money for AIDS research, promote prevention and spread education. The event was hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker who has been an avid supporter of the cause for years. She urged attendees to dig deep into your pockets during the auction. 

Unfortunately, Sarah Jessica Parker did not dig deep enough into her wardrobe. The actress mixed together an unusal pairing of pink ball gown, black leather jacket and white satin gloves. Her Oscar de la Renta gown was stunning and the Theyskens Theory leather jacket could have been an edgy pairing; but the white satin princess gloves brought the entire ensemble south. 

Another worst dressed at the amfAR Gala 2012 was actress Lindsay Lohan. The 25-year-old looked almost 45-years-old with bleached-out blonde hair, faded makeup and an uneven skin tone. The starlet has been blonde for a while now, perhaps to look more like her idol Marilyn Monroe. However, Lohan has tried multiple other hair hues that have worked better for her natural coloring including red and brown. 

Some of best dressed at Cipriani on Wednesday night for the amfAR Gala included Elizabeth Hurley, Cindy Crawford and Janelle Monae. Elizabeth Hurley showed off her dangerous curves in a heather gray Roberto Cavalli gown. Crawford opted for Cavalli as well and looked decidedly younger than her 45-years. Janelle Monae went with her classic black and white uniform but switched it up a bit. Her pompadour looked a bit more relaxed, as did her outfit. A peek of cleavage and flowing, wide-leg trousers were refreshing on this typically tightly-buttoned singer. 

Cavalli seemed to be the man of the night. Not only were his designs worn by multiple stars on the red carpet, but he was also honored during the amfAR Gala. I will give my speech with this voice. ... It's more sexy, he joked with a throaty laugh. Cavalli, who started blogging two weeks ago, says he writes every day and likens it to a reality show about my life. ... I invite everyone to follow my blog because that is me! Me and Lupo, my dog. Everybody loves my dog! He says it really is him blogging and tweeting: I do it by myself. I don't trust anyone! I discovered I love to write. It's a new emotion. I love to watch when people write me back, it's such love. 

Check out photos from the amfAR Gala 2012 held in New York City.