Conchita Wurst dazzled in a shimmering off the shoulder dress.amfAR

It was a night of full on glamour and wall-to-wall stars at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala charity fundraiser at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Stars of cinema, music and the fashion worlds descended on the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc for the lavish event to raise funds for AIDS research.

And while the event hosted some of the worlds' most beautiful women, it was bearded lady Conchita Wurst who made the most striking entrance.

Dressed in a shimmering blue off the shoulder evening gown, the Austrian bearded drag queen who won the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this month, said she was revelling in her newfound fame.

"I love this. This is the life I always wanted. So it feels really great," she said.

The event saw Sharon Stone attempt to redeem herself after a shambolic red carpet appearance just a day earlier. The 56-year-old was lambasted for her choice of black mini dress as she attended the gala premiere of The Search.

While it was an improvement on the last frock horror the floor length red Roberto Cavalli dress with it's embellished round cut-out sections and a keyhole cut-out on her chest perhaps had the star baring a bit too much flesh than necessary.

It didn't help that Stone was surrounded by leading beauties from the modelling world including British model Rosie Huntington-Whitely who wore a Grecian styled yellow Emilio Pucci dress with a cut-out detail around the waist and neckline.

Russian model Irina Shayk who had made the odd choice of a hooded dress for an earlier premiere, showed plenty of skin in a pale pink Atelier Versace dress with a sequined bodice, and a thigh high split.

Lara Stone's vintage Gianni Versace outfit featuring a gold and black bra bodice and a full skirt had the star resembling a belly dancer and made her stand out for the wrong reasons.

Kylie Minogue exuded effortless glamour in a plunging silk rose coloured gown, while Michelle Rodriguez wowed in a plunging black dress with a sequined cut-out bodice.

The actress arrived in Cannes just as rumoured partner model Cara Delevingne left, fuelling speculation regarding their current relationship status.
And there were a host of celebrity A list couples including John Travolta with wife Kelly Preston who was striking in a lace red dress.

Wearing a black strapless fishtailed dress a tanned Nicole Scherzinger arrived at the event with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.

Hosting the event were Bollywood power couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.amfAR

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who has been the talk of the red carpet after making two show stopping entrances in Roberto Cavalli gowns was joined by her husband Abhishek Bachchan.

The actress wore a cream colored Armani Prive gown while Abhishek wore a traditional Nehru suit.

The Bollywood power couple were hosting the gala event which is expected to raise millions of dollars for the charity's work in the fight against AIDS.

The amfAR gala is one of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival attracting support from global stars.