Life Ball: A Night Filled With Stars And Euphoria

by CHRISTINE LAI · July 22, 2010

Bill Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, Dita von Tesse, Misshapes' Leigh Lezark, Richie Rich, Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, and Lydia Hearst were among the New York society fixtures who flew out to Austria for the Life Ball, an AIDS awareness and prevention event.

The Austrian Parliament opened it's doors for the charity event, the Life Ball, which donated 100,000 Euro to the Clinton Foundation. With 300 guests, the Parliament house as the party ground, and the Vienna Philharmonic as the musical act, the event was a guaranteed night to remember.A thunderstorm and bout of heavy rain intruded but did not stop the event from continuing. As swiss model Xenia Tchoumitcheva explained, "The energy here is euphoric" and it is clearly evident through the outfits and costumes the guests wore...

or didn't wear.

Guests in gold                                  Clinton pretty in pink

Leigh Lezark                                 Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn

Dita von Teese                                 Richie Rich

Diane von Furstenberg

Lydia Hearst Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

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