Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to assemble a guest list of Hollywood heavyweights, attracting the likes of Kate Hudson, Orlando Bloom, Nina Dobrev, Michelle Rodriguez and Sylvestor Stallone at his annual fundraiser. These stars and more attended the auction honouring Leonardo’s eponymous foundation.
On Wednesday night stars flocked to St Tropez for the lavish bash, which aimed to raise money for environmental projects around the world.
It wasn’t just acting talents at the bash. Among the model attendees were Irina Shayk, Heidi Klum, Petra Nemcova and Naomi Campbell, while Prince Albert of Monaco and Sarah, Duchess of York and her new companion Manuel Fernandez represented the royal party.
Irina turned heads in a Versace haute couture strapless nude gown, while The Vampire Diaries’ Nina looked flawless in a figure-hugging white Reem Acra dress that featured gold panel detailing.
She was spotted arriving at the same time as Furious 7 beauty Michelle, who opted for a daring sheer black number and towering strappy heels.
British heart-throb Orlando kept it casual in a dark suit and round-framed sunglasses, and stepped out without a tie for the evening.
The man of the night himself, Leonardo, 40, wore a crisp navy suit and silk tie and was supported by his stunning new girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach. The blonde model showed off her svelte figure in a lavender lace dress that featured cut out sides and a revealing back.
Once inside the exclusive bash, guests were seated for dinner followed by drinks and dancing. Leonardo, who raised £40million at this year’s gala, kicked off proceedings on stage, where he was joined by Prince Albert, Sylvester Stallone and supermodel Petra.
Sir Elton John provided the entertainment, performing on the piano.
The evening looked to be a grand success, with the stars letting their hair down while also raising money for a charitable cause.
Kate Hudson’s animated photo of herself surrounded by her girlfriends summed up the night. “St. Tropez @leonardodicaprio #leonardodicapriofoundation @donatiennela @ninadobrev @hillaryharley @sophielopez,” she captioned the Instagram snap.
For the auction, Leonardo donated personal items including his Rolex Daytona Cosmograph watch, and Andy Warhol and Bansky artworks from his own collection. A private concert with Sir Elton went up for bid and sold for almost approximately $4, 047,000 CAD, while Prince Albert donated several once-in-a-lifetime experiences including an arctic expedition.
“Tonight’s event is about supporting LDF’s efforts to protect key species like the tiger, rhino, shark, and mountain gorilla by working with governments to conserve the jungles, coral reefs and forests they call home,” said Leonardo in his speech.
“We’ve decimated our forests, wildlands, polluted and over fished our rivers and oceans; all the key ecosystems that not only serve as a home to our planet’s biodiversity, but also make life here for us possible. I’m incredibly proud to be part of a night that will allow us to do so much to protect the planet.”