Halsey (L), Taraji P Henson at 2018 Amfar Gala

Stars such as singer Halsey (Left) and actress Taraji P. Henson walked the red carpet in their designer finest at the annual amfAR gala in New York City on Wednesday.

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, raises donations for AIDS research in America and around the world. The big news at this year’s amfAR Gala was shoe designer Kenneth Cole resigned as director of the charity in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Queen Latifah, Lee Daniels at 2018 Amfar Gala

“Today, my 14-year term as chairman concludes,” Cole told the well-heeled guests at the end of the gala. Queen Latifah and director Lee Daniels were among the invited guests.

Justine Skye at amfAR Gala 2018

Singer Justine Skye recalled her past fashion faux pas at NY Fashion Week, which kicks off today. “I remember my first fashion week ever — I thought I was doing something: I had green lipstick, a tiara, a tank top, some camo pants, and I was like, ‘I’m going to fashion week.’ I looked crazy; and here I am now, wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown.”

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