Life Ball's Star-Studded Pageantry

By: Michael Matson
5.23.2011

Since 1993, the Life Ball in Vienna, Austria has been one of the biggest HIV/AIDS charity events in the world. In addition to fundraising, the goal of Life Ball is to celebrate life and set an example of “tolerance and solidarity to society and the whole world.”

The 19th Life Ball took place Saturday and was overflowing with the star-studded pageantry it has become famous for. In additional to an over-the-top fashion show by Dsquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten (left), the event included performances by Janet Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield and Holly Johnson. Among the attendees and speakers were President Bill Clinton, Brooke Shields, Cheyenne Jackson and Vivienne Westwood.

Go below to see more remarkable images from the event.

Photo: Getty Images

 

 

 

 

DSC_6845Opening ceremony on the magaenta carpet. (Photo: Life Ball)

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Former U.S. president Bill Clinton addresses the crowd. (Photo: Getty)

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Actress Brooke Shields' grand entrance. (Photo: Getty)

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Ukranian boy band Kazaky model for Dsquared2. (Photo: Getty)

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Costumed dancers perform for the crowd. (Photo: Getty)

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Austrian singer Lukas Plöchl performs. (Photo: Getty)

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Models in the Dsquared2 fashion show. (Photo: Getty)

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Vienna City Hall. (Photo: Life Ball)

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Singer Natasha Bedingfield performs. (Photo: Getty)

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Adult star François Sagat models for Dsquared2. (Photo: Getty)

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Performer Amanda Lepore has a wardrobe malfunction. (Photo: Getty)

 

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