Wild and Kinky Show Up At Life Ball 2009, Bill Clinton Stays Fly

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · May 18, 2009

[Katy Perry, Bill Clinton. Photos by SAM BOLTON for PMc]

The world's spotlight shined on Vienna, Austria Saturday as celebrities and politicians -- an always scandalous pairing -- put on their quirkiest, wildest, and kinkiest costumes for the Life Ball 2009 at Vienna City Hall. The annual bash is in its 17th year, and draws thousands of guests including former president Bill Clinton, Eva Longoria Parker, Patricia Field, Lydia Hearst, Pamela Anderson, and Katy Perry who performed in a mermaid get-up.

A fanciful opening ceremony of music and dance kicked off the night's festivities, as guests were reminded of the ball's main cause -- the fight against AIDS/HIV. The fundraiser is actually Europe's largest event dedicated to battling the devastating disease. But the Life Ball isn't the only party, the cocktail reception is also a main party highlight.

Eva Longoria Parker, Katy Perry

Pamela Anderson, Lydia Hearst

Katy Perry, David Blonde

Bill Clinton, Patricia Field

Pamela Anderson, Patricia Field

Phillipe Blonde, David Blonde (The Blondes), Maria Maager

Malcom Stewart, Bec Stupek

Amanda Lepore, Chi Chi Valenti

Jeremy Kost, Katy Perry, House of Extravaganza

Patricia Field, Gery Keszler

Joe Korniwicz, Richie Rich

Katy Perry, Larry Tee

Travis McCoy, Larry Tee, Markus Molinari, DJ Mia Moretti